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READING CLUB: HOME BODY
After enjoying the bucolic stories of Irene Solà, this month we propose immersing ourselves in Home Body; an intimate book that covers violence, feminism, trauma, loss or self-love through the emotionally charged poems of Rupi Kaur.
Rupi Kaur’s third book of poems, Home Body, translated into Spanish as Todo lo que necesito existe ya en mí by Elvira Sastre, includes some of the themes she became known for with her previous works (The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey): violence, feminism, indifference, rape, anxiety, stress, insecurity or self-love, but from a personal perspective in which she narrates the way she has coped over the last few years with depression, success or the pressure she has been under.
This sensitive and empathetic narration is accompanied by a direct and harsh tone, and as is common in her work, the use of lower-case letters, inspired by traditional Sikh scriptures, the community she was born into and whose fight also inspires her work.
To end the book, the delicateness of which is visible from the front cover, there is a series of illustrations by Kaur that accompany each poem.
We invite you to read this book, the review of which you will find in our magazine, and to share your reading by uploading a photo of the book on your Instagram profile and tagging us, or by writing to email@example.com and sharing your feelings about it with us.