soft magic. is the debut collection of prose and poetry by Malawian writer, Upile Chisala. This book explores the self, joy, blackness, gender, matters of the heart, the experience of Diaspora, spirituality and most of all, how we survive. soft magic. is a shared healing journey.
I so crave that feeling poetry collections evoke in my reading experience, so stumbling across soft magic. was, well, magic.
I do have to note that the tiny amount of poems that feature aimless, filler poetry lines derailed the epic scope of the ones that shine so brightly. But I want to focus on those adoring pieces, mainly concerning love and knowing your self-worth.
Life and death in the hands of the tongue.
It was well worth reading through this whole collection just to reach this one poem.
As well as this great follow-up:
I never tire of discovering well-written and memorable poetry collections and the featured pieces in soft magic. are one for the books.
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