Book Reviews

The Told Secrets | Joyeeta Chandra | Book Review

  • Author: Joyeeta Chandra
  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (30 April 2019)
  • Language: English

Book Review

A woman is often a misunderstood or underestimated gender. Society frowns upon its expression and tries to stifle as much as it can. It uses everything in its capacity to pull down a woman from going up the ladder and touch the sky. It often cribs and cringes at the moment a woman prepares herself to simply live better.

The Told Secrets by Joyeeta Chandra is a collection of poems focusing on a woman. The book is divided into four segments, namely – Finding Peace/ Courage/ Strength/ Love. According to the book, a woman essentially needs to attain her peace, summon her courage, gather her strength, and receive an abundance of love. She absolutely deserves it all. Beyond anything, she is a human who deserves to be treated like a human.

The poems are easy and a delight to read. The language and poetic structure are pretty simple. Anybody would be able to read them. However, poems do deliver a strong message of women empowerment. And this is hard to grasp and digest for all. The idea behind conceiving and creating each poem was powerful. But, the poems didn’t impress me much. I was missing a steady flow, a powerful punch, an impact, an impressive strength. The book felt short of executing the central idea it is built upon and thus, didn’t really live up to my expectations.

Nevertheless, it is a book that would attract readers who wish to read simple poems. If you are seeking something easy as well as meaningful, you might give this one a shot!


Buy your copy: The Told Secrets

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