LIFE IS SAD & BEAUTIFUL: THE DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION FROM THE ORIGINAL MUMMY’S BOY

(Samaj Weekly)
12th May 2022 • Hardback  • £12.99
Publishing in Mental Health Awareness Week 
One of today’s dopest poets’:The Grammys
 ‘A Young Leading Light’: Vanity Fair
The Voice of a generation’: Good Morning Britain

Hussain Manawer is a critically acclaimed poet born and raised in East London. He is a globally renowned mental health activist and most recently featured alongside Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry in their latest docu-series The Me You Can’t See’ His works have been viewed over 50 million times across multiple platforms and focus particularly on grief, loss, mental well-being, hope and healing. He derives much of his inspiration from his own experience and intense grief at the sudden loss of his mother and his experience battling through depression and out the other side. Dignitaries, major brands and broadcasters seek him out to articulate the struggle and shame that many find suffocating. In partnership with King’s College London and Hackney Empire he set The Guinness World Record for the Largest Mental Health Lesson. Manawer was called upon earlier this year by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to create the ‘Mental Health Minute’ which was broadcast on all radio stations with an all-star line-up including David Beckham, Joanna Lumley, Shirley Bassey, Jessie Lingard, Jamie Oliver, Anne Marie and Charles Dance. Hussain’s moving debut poetry collection invites readers on his journey through depression and grief, and out the other side to a better place – through joy, hope, tears, and laughter – all the emotions that make up the collective fabric of human experience. His words will remind readers, that even in your lowest moments, you can find the gold dust, and it is here where the magic lives. This gorgeous collection of poetry will stand as a powerful vehicle for growth and change, to uplift and empower readers who may also be struggling with their mental health. He wants to share with readers – if you can make it out of your mind, you can make it anywhere. “I remember the day I wrote my first ever poem, I was sitting on my bed in the attic and started jotting down lines on this little notepad, little did I know where it would lead me professionally, personally and also psychologically. This is my life’s work to this date, all my notes, my favourite pieces that have served me through my darkest nights and carried me through every moment of pain, suffering, anxiety, panic and hardship.”