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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with an innovative novel in verse, 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.  

©2020 Nikita Gill (P)2020 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Strikingly relatable... [Nikita Gill is] one of the most celebrated poets of this generation." (Marie Claire)

"If you're not already familiar with Gill, you should be. The British-Indian writer has been called 'the voice of the generation' - and with 441,000-and-counting followers on Instagram alone, she just might be." (Bustle

"Fans of Rupi Kaur will almost definitely love Nikita Gill's empowering poems. Gill is especially interested in exploring emotions, and the beautiful but sometimes painful marks that important people leave on your life." (Refinery29)

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  • Malin
  • 2020-10-07

Enriching storytelling, magical prose!!

Thank you Nikita for gracing this world with your voice. Your writing is beautiful and soul grounding.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-04-04

Amazing!

Absolutely amazing storytelling! Plot is very captivating! Gives you a totally new view on Hindu culture, empowerment, and pride! I love how much diversity there is and how empowered I feel after reading this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-04-26

Amazing

beautiful saw my self in many parts o this book. I think its perfectly written so easy to connect to and reflect ones life.