“Let me start off by saying that even the highest expectations I had for this book [Cotton] were blown out of the water. This is amazing. I was so impressed by the way you easily and expertly switch between voices and characters. There were times when I could hear the Najya I know reading the poems out to me (even some of the ones I had never heard before). There were other times where you seamlessly and effortlessly transported me to a completely different time and place, and I felt like I was reading an excerpt from a journal or listening into a prayer.”

Tatiana Patino, Harvard College