When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur

so that one day
a hundred years from now
another sister will not have to
dry her tears wondering
where in history
she lost her voice

Some poems are wrapped in silk and appear to be glistening gifts. Others cascade from sky like violent hailstorms. At times, they are scattered across the landscape of lips and hide within closed fists. Jasmin Kaur’s striking debut is divided into six sections that speak to readers using poems, prose, and illustrations to explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her. She tells the story of Kiran, who flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America. This powerful narrative of resilience, healing, empowerment and love will galvanize readers to fight for what is right in their world.

Title : When You Ask Me Where I’m Going
Author : Jasmin Kaur
Publisher :  HarperCollins
Available : Amazon

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