Book Review | UnMarry Me | Vani Kabir


‘UnMarry me: divorce poems, heartbreaking stories and undoing hurt’ tore through my analytical mind and burrowed deep into my ultra sensitive soul. It slayed all my emotions, my feminist desires and my love for vulnerable writing.

I may not know a lot about poems but I do know a decent amount about feelings and author Vani Kabir brought all my feelings tumbling out with this gorgeous collection of poems and short stories.  She writes about loss, trauma, divorce, letting go, moving ahead and femininity- subjects that society fear to address.  In spare yet thorough language she address what it feels like to be broken, to be loved and to be stronger on your one’s own.
This collection while in many way simple, addresses some of the darkest and most hopeful matters of human heart. If you enjoy marinating in your feelings or if you often ponder topics like female empowerment,  getting over heartbreak, I would say read this book.

In her short stories through few words she tells us deep stories with many layers and place them in a situation that it hit hard because they ring so true, irrespective of your gender or your economic status you will see something of yourself in those stories. I can guarantee after reading these stories you will be compelled to question our complicity, which is the first step to change. 

Once again, I strongly recommend this book to everyone, which will not only pierce your heart but will also heal you with undoing hurt.♥️

Here’s the piece for you all,

‘Let’s take a divorce’
a line that changed all your tomorrow
you couldn’t help but think
what will people say, will their thoughts be narrow

You fear to step out in the society
a gauche you become all the more
you want to hide in plain sight
you don’t want to be tagged.

Ratings : 4.5/5

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