THE COCONUT GIRL by Sunita Thind
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THE COCONUT GIRL is a collection of poems written from the Indian, female point of view with an insight into Punjabi culture.
We are also offered an insight into the hallucinogenic state of the poet’s brain during cancer treatment, and into her experience of life in multi cultural Britain.
The protagonist in the poems is both deeply vulnerable and strongly independent. Overall, her strength of character shines through.
The Coconut Girl features poetry of deep imagery, not least in some of the poems exploring the experience of the female body post-operatively, such as in My Womb Is A Park Of Carnage.
Said the Coconut Girl.
Mac cosmetic facade,
Holographic, stiletto boots...
Her dad saw her with that white guy.
Mute was the Coconut Girl.
Manacled to her Chura.
Terraformed to her Tika.
Feasting on a banquet of curries.
A Punjabi paradox was the Coconut Girl.