How to Cure a Ghost

Fariha Róisín, Monica Ramos


A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness

Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, Fariha Róisín’s poetry book is a collection of her thoughts as a young, queer, Muslim femme navigating the difficulties of her intersectionality. Simultaneously, this compilation unpacks the contentious relationship that exists between Róisín and her mother, her platonic and romantic heartbreaks, and the cognitive dissonance felt as a result of being so divided among her broad spectrum of identities.

Creator Bio

Fariha Róisín is an Australian-Canadian writer based in Brooklyn. Her writing often explores Muslim identity, race, pop culture, and film. It also examines the intersection of queerness and being a femme of color while navigating a white world.

Price £10.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 24 September 2019
Pages 160
Height 178mm
Width 127mm
Illustrations 10 4-colour illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419737565