Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist based in Toronto Canada. At the age of 5 she began to draw and paint- a hobby picked up from her mother. Being an immigrant from India she was unable to speak in English with the other children at school. This naturally meant a lot more time alone. But once she picked up the language books became her best friends. She drew until the age of 17 when she began to sway more toward her passion for writing and performing instead. The year was 2009 and her first performance was in the basement of ‘punjabi community health centre’ in malton. For years it went like this. Writing pages and pages of poetry on end, performing pages and pages of poetry across Canada for the years to come and then in November 2014 she self published her first collection titled milk and honey.
|Simon and Schuster