Well, no need to say Rupi Kaur is a goddess in herself.
Because it’s almost impossible to explain yourself in a way that people not only understand but also put themselves in your shoes.
But Rupi Kaur my friends, does exactly the same.
Yes. You heard me.
Kaur’s rise to fame
Rupi Kaur is an Indian-Canadian poetess, illustrator, performer and what not.
Okay. You might already knew it.
Rupi Kaur rose to fame through her short visual poetry on Instagram and Tumblr and now, has more than 4 million followers on Instagram (well, she deserves! And I am NOT jealous!).
In total, she has written 3 books till now who are all poetry collections, out of which, one was published on exactly the day when Mr. Obama’s Memoir was.
Can you guess which one? Tell me in the comments below!
Her First Book was MILK AND HONEY published in 2014 and second being The Sun And Her Flowers which was published in 2017.
The third book which she has written is “HOMEBODY” which came out in 2020.
Also see: HOMEBODY by Rupi Kaur
Rupi’s First Baby|Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur- Rupi Kaur’s first collection of poetry.
(Milk and Honey has both- poetry and prose.)
It was her first book which also, she published herself (self published) in 2014.
It was back when she was a 21 year old university student.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a wholesome and deep(very heart touching) poetry and prose collection. Kaur has divided it into 4 parts or chapters, namely:
- The Hurting
- The Loving
- The Breaking
- The Healing
And all of these are as deep as they sound.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur sold more than 2.5 Million copies in the first year of publication.
Till now it has sold more than 3 million copies or by the time you’re reading this, who knows how much!
The mere numbers are telling alot about her beautiful and meaningful and soulful writing and the depth to which she connects and resonates with the readers.
Milk And Honey by Rupi Kaur is a 202 page prose and poetry book.
The book is written in English and Slovak language.
Trust me. Each page is worth your time and thought AND soul. (Oh dear lord… *Literally Cries*)
It is rated 4.1/5 by Goodreads (I mean, obviously. Look at how deep deep deep down the book touches you.)
Milk and Honey was a NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING ADULT BOOK FOR 77 WEEKS STRAIGHT.
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“Why milk and honey is and adult book?”
You surely would be wondering that.
PS: I knew it! And here’s I think why it is so:
Well, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur deals with very very sensitive topics like violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.
These sensitive issues need a certain trauma (god forbid) or a certain level of maturity and understanding.
Hence, making milk and honey and adult book.
Well, these are surely the issues people need education about.
What’s in here?
Kaur, in an interview was asked about how her anger affects her writing. To which, she says:
…Anger is also scary. When I am writing on anger, it is difficult to come back sometimes. So I talk with myself. I reason that life, love and relationships are so multi-dimensional. For me to write honestly about each, I cannot pretend that it’s all fairytales and rainbows. …Rupi Kaur on positioning her anger
Well for an artist, it is very important to maintain a good mental space.
Maintaining a good mental space doesn’t mean stopping to feel.
The emotions have to be dealt very very carefully.
Sometimes, it even places a creative block which takes a while to come out from. Yeah. I feel you.
Watch Rupi Kaur being interviewed by this beautiful lady!
how some people are just so beautiful?
Both, inside and out.
Anyways. Have you read milk and honey? What are your thoughts on it? I need to know!
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