A girl glides down Galaxy Walk to her grandmother’s home. The impact of patriarchy is unravelled. The unforgivable negligence of Grenfell and unsafe housing in Britain is exposed. In these poems that are at once raw and vulnerable, Shareefa explores hauntings of love, loss, and history as a working-class Indian woman raised in the diaspora.
As we all reach for duvets, for comfort and cosiness at the first sign of cold weather, Shareefa’s debut collection is sure to do nothing less than feed the fire in your stomachs. The fire that burns for justice, for equality and a better way. Shareefa Energy is just that, an energy that commands attention, but she is capable of vulnerability which makes her poems human and reachable for all that read them. We are living in an increasingly extreme world of politics, economy, climate change and Galaxy Walk is a welcome call to arms: one that is inclusive and worldwide. Shareefa’s experiences and relationships have formed beautiful imagery and her performance style and hip-hop essence is a big part of the fabric of this collection.
You can now pre order Galaxy Walk from our web store,
officially released 6th November.