Haaaaaaaaii everyone (✿◠‿◠)
I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying this bank holiday weekend — I know it’s been a very long while since the last time I wrote on here (yikes) and quite a few things have happened since then. Including quite a long reading + writing slump.
Just a few of the things that have happened in the last few months: I finished my second year of uni with a high 2:1 (alhamdulillah x100), I spent over a hundred pounds buying books for my third year — and it wasn’t even all the ones on the list — and I turned 23 (yesterday). Oh, and I’ve updated the covers for my poetry books, LOST AND FOUND and REALITY.
This is the newest cover for REALITY ❤
“forgetting them would mean losing a part of myself — the parts of me that have fallen away and come back together like a kaleidoscope of colours, blurring together and turning me into the person i am. fragments of early memories slip through my mind, pieces of a broken sailboat bobbing along the murky depths, driftwood washing to the surface in the inky darkness.”
REALITY is a rich and dark poetry collection, diving into the raw emotions and memories stemming from childhood to adolescence. every word is tinged with honesty and vivid imagery, language that shakes you to the core and keeps you thinking about it long after you’ve stopped reading. Sumaiya Ahmed’s second collection examines relationships: familial, platonic and romantic, and faith (or lack thereof) in god, survival, depression and heartbreak.