Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

Somebody Give This Heart a Pen

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"An amazingly talented spoken word artist" MTV

From acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur comes a powerful first collection of poems exploring issues of identity, difference, faith, relationships, fear, loss and joy. Intricate, evocative and dazzling - these are poems that explore the experiences that connect people; they encourage readers to look within and explore the tendencies of the heart.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 7mm | 132g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140638853X
  • 9781406388534
  • 266,306

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Sophia Thakur is one of the most brilliant and necessary voices from the UK. The power of her words will affect generations. Angie Thomas
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Sophia Thakur is one of the most brilliant and necessary voices from the UK. The power of her words will affect generations. * Angie Thomas * Uplifting, brave and quietly devastating, Sophia Thakur's new collection of poetry is so resonant - whatever your age, background or experiences - she touches on the universal experiences we all know...Give your heart this book. * Stylist * It's a real pleasure to find this empathic and empowering contemporary collection by Sophia Thakur. A powerful and relatable read. * Book Trust * Combine the soulful vibe of Jorja Smith and R.h Sin's ability to mind read and you have Sophia Thakur's intimate and soulful collection. * @frizzythereader * This is performance poet Thakur's first collection of poems, exploring the themes of identity, relationships and loss. Sometimes raw, often tender and always speaking from the heart. -- Marianne Levy * i newspaper *
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About Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur won her first poetry award at 18, and since then she has performed at Glastonbury, Stylist's Remarkable Women Awards, international conferences, and given multiple TED talks. She is a youth ambassador for the betterment of young black girls, and has worked with charities including Cancer Research UK, and with brands such as MTV, Samsung and Nike. Sophia also worked with Walker Books in 2017 to create a piece of poetry inspired by The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas called "Poetry for the Mandem". Sophia combines words with fashion, sport, music and social responsibility to push the traditional boundaries of poetry.
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634 ratings
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