The Girl and the Goddess: Stories and Poems of Divine Wisdom

Nikita Gill

nonfiction poetry
emotional reflective slow-paced

176 pages | first published 2020

Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose exploring Hindu mythology and legend.

Let her be a little less human, a little more divine
Give her heart armor so it doesn't break as easily as mine

Meet Paro. A girl with a strong will, a full heart, and much to learn. Born into a family reeling from the ruptures of Partition in India, we follow her as she crosses the precarious lines between childhood, teenage discovery, and realizing her adult self. In the process, Paro must confront fear, desire and the darkest parts of herself in the search for meaning and, ultimately, empowerment.

Nikita Gill's vivid poetry and beautiful illustrations have captured hearts and imaginations--but in The Girl and the Goddess, she offers us her most personal and deeply felt writing to date: an intimate coming-of-age story told in linked poems that offers a look into the Hindu mythology and rich cultural influences that helped her become the woman she is today.

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emotional 100%
reflective 83%
hopeful 66%
inspiring 50%
challenging 25%
dark 16%
mysterious 16%
sad 16%
tense 16%
relaxing 8%


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slow 18%
fast 18%

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