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Nasirah Kathrada
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Behind The Lens

4.78  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Behind The Lens is a book written by 15 year old author Nasirah Kathrada. The book is a collection of poems which speak about social issues such as Middle Eastern refugees and African street kids.

""The words are very powerful and deep in meaning, It covers all the major themes in the troubled regions. The depth of it is further enhanced by the fact that it's
Paperback, Large print, 46 pages
Published February 23rd 2019 by Artson Publishing House
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Meg Orton
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before I begin to discuss this book of poetry that was kindly sent to me by the author herself, I believe it necessary that I admit not knowing nearly enough about the human tragedies and the wars that this book is centered on. This is a book of poetry chronicling the lives and deaths of people, but mostly children that have suffered unbelievable atrocities in wars that are still ongoing. It is worth noting that the poems are written about Syria, which has been involved in a war since 2011, ...more
Chaahat Jain
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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After reading the poems on children of Syria, Palestine and all those unfortunate street kids i knew these were not mere poems made out of words but these were the emotions. I felt so vulnerable. I wish more and more people could read this poetry book because my heart goes out to all those kids who are just trying to make it through another day without being killed.
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beautiful. Nasirah has a gift with words, it isn't very often that someone is able to make you feel so much with one sentence! The poems are beautifully crafted, and brutally honest! From tears in my eyes to goosebumps running down my spine! An important and cautionary collection of poems critical for our time! Highly reccomend you pick this one up, it's quick read that packs a heavy punch! And the author is a beautiful human being that I am privileged to know!
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Heart-breakingly good. Each poem tugs at your heart-strings and helps bring to light issues that are going on in the world that we sometimes don't notice or take much care for. Excellent read for anyone.
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