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  • By Andy
    Jan 24, 2017
    I found Rehana's book to be at times uplifting and at other time heart-rending. Her language and writing style is captivating and the stories flow with images and emotion. I think this is an excellent read for anybody, whether you are a poetry fan or not - there is a strong message of hope and personal strength in this book and also the importance of family and friends all of which seem increasingly significant in today's political environment. Thank you Rehana.
  • By Adeel S
    Aug 15, 2016
    Heartfelt poems for those interested in Asian and migrant diasporas. We travel as the writer migrates from India to Pakistan to U.S. and to Canada. Through narration and imagination, Rehana tells us of the hopes, dreams, and trials of a refugee, migrant, child, and parent. We share her struggles with outdated traditions in Pakistan (Evenly Trapped) and her disability (When My Brain is Lost). We see the refugee camp where the “little girl survived among demons and friends” after her existence was impacted like “Katrina disheveled New Orleans” (Jewel of Freedom). We feel her moments of sorrow felt after loss of family (Faint Smile) and after the attack on her adopted city on 9/11 (Our Great Nation Stood Tall). A deep love of family is sewn throughout the narratives (My Family by My Side). It is a must-read in our current era where some would tell us that xenophobia can somehow “make things great again”. A wonderful work from a budding poet …Read It! (Disclosure….she is my aunt.)
  • By Anwer Siddiqi
    Aug 9, 2016
    Rehana Shamsi’s poems provide an insight on life experiences and hardships, which are neatly captured with her simple, diverse and interesting concepts. Her words are well chosen to precisely reflect her emotions, and the book is a joy to read.
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Product Details

First Edition
Rehana Shamsi
June 6, 2016
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.8 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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