Rupi Kaur is a 24 year old Punjabi-Canadian author. Originally famous for her work as an Insta-poet, she is more known now for her most recent publication milk and honey. The book is a collection of her poetry that’s met with her own drawings themed to each piece.
As a New York Times Bestseller milk and honey resonates with readers with its themes of love, abuse, depression, violence and femininity.Being initially self-published by the author in 2014, the book was re-released through Mcmeel Publishing in 2015.
The book is divided into four sections walking through phases of growth, falling in love, and self healing . She describes her struggle with trying to become comfortable and empowered with her sensuality as well as her navigation through her expectations of life and relationships, versus what actually occurs and how to handle that contrast. It explores young femininity from a very raw and vulnerable place, and allows the reader to connect with the material almost immediately.
I absolutely adored this book and highly recommend it!
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