´Unveiled´ is not only Rumki´s third book publication, but also her first collection of published poetry.
It is a collection of poetry, nurtured into three different parts, each intertwined with the other, commanding attention to the message-at-hand.
And so, ´Unveiled´ is poetry with a purpose or rather, poetry with a POW. It is inspired by Rumki´s personal experience of wearing the hijab/headscarf/veil. One can call it her memoirs in the form of rhythm, however, most women will be able to relate.
What makes ´Unveiled´ unique is that, as per Rumki´s wish, all proceeds will go to charity- Restless Beings.
The message of ´Unveiled´ was released by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing on 26th November, 2017.
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Rumki Chowdhury’s Unveiled is an amazing piece of work; it succeeds in conveying the complex nature of the lives of Muslim girls in Western society, attempting to carve out their own identities against a backdrop of confusion, prejudice, and paranoia, especially in the wake of terrorist incidents. The book is a statement of defiance against ignorance, as well as an emblem of reassurance and hope for Muslim women everywhere. - Sincerely Sadia
There are several lines that hit me like “WOW....” - The Millennial Muslim
The book is filled with simple yet beautiful words of expression from a Muslimah hijabi’s perspective. - The Bookish Nomad
As a poet and lover of poetry, this just made me really emotional. - Nusaybah´s Musings
The questions people put to you are sometimes so hurting that you don’t know how to answer them, you don’t know how to make them realise that you’re FREE. Free like every other woman, free like the flying bird in the sky, free from shackles of this world’s standards and Unveiled is that answer you want to give to the world. - Be Flawless Muslims
Her writing style is simple and fluid and I think she is a great storyteller Ma Sha Allah! - Fabulously Liberated
Unveiled, a thought-provoking collection of poems, showcases the beauty of a hijabi’s open mind, her non-conformity to the modern-day fashionistas, and an insight into her enlightening soul.-Umm Afraz Muhammed
I would say a very poetic expression of what Hijab means to the author, breaking some stereotypes through her power packed poetry.-A Day Dreamer´s Diary
A diverse, yet integrated collection of poetry, each told in a very fun and exciting way. Rumki elegantly encapsulates the ideology of wearing the hijab told in a quirky and empathetic manner! She offers food for the mind, body and soul.
Rima Rouf, BBC TV/Digital Media Producer
Rumki describes the thoughts of a veiled woman in the form of delicate and well-formulated poems, while portraying the daily struggle of a hijabi in the western society. A beautiful, educational anthology, serious in its message with hints of humor. This has to be read by everyone!
Rumki uses poetry and illustrations for readers to easily capture the daily struggles of veiled woman while offering words of inspiration to be proud of who you are. I was left empowered and I couldn't help but smile throughout reading it.
Kaity Assaf, Opinions Editor, Rutgers Observer Newspaper
It was everything I needed to read considering the global political climate and how hard it sometime is to be a hijabi in the west. I definitely felt like telling my own story once I was done reading the book!
Fatima Togbe, Editor, Hayati Magazine