Seeking Solace in Soukayna’s WORDS

While picnicking in the lush inner city retreat that is Mont Royal Park, Soukayna hands me a copy of her recently self-published book, WORDS. The book, a cardinal hue with muted white line drawings, contains a collection of writing that addresses themes of home, identity, trauma, and recovery. The first page reads “To every soul who has ever felt alone, or lost themselves in a darkness bigger than the love they carry.” But more than anyone, WORDS was written for Soukayna, the author herself. Still, it’s amazing how a collection of poetry and prose, so deeply personal and intimate, can resonate with you.

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