This is not simply a book of poems. It is a confessional.
Emergence: A Collection of Unsaid Truths presents a testimony about the stubbornness of emotions and an unwillingness to feel without knowing how to explain and express those emotions. Author Halima B.H. shares her way of making sense of her feelings, new and foreign and too strong to ignore. She once felt too ashamed to own up to them, so she left them unspoken and wrote about them instead.
Emergence embraces the social element of being human without forgetting that everything begins with oneself; that is why the book's only capitalised letter is I. These essays explore various truths—some of the author's own truths and others intended to speak up for those who can't. The author dedicates her work to everyone who lives through the things they feel so profoundly.
This collection of original writing invites you on the many journeys that a broken heart can take to find meaning and purpose—and perhaps even healing, redefinition, and redirection.