She is the Earth by Ali Cobby Eckermann – Our Review


Our Review…

She is the Earth is a stunning and completely immersive verse novel by Yankunytjatara writer Ali Cobby Eckermann which is as unique in its form as it is in its perspective about life, grief, hope and nature.

Eckermann’s stanzas weave together a tapestry of images, stitching together a spiritual journey of discovering peace and empathy through confronting the dark and devastating cornerstones of our personal and collective histories.

And yet, Eckermann’s verses, rich with metaphors that connect us to the land, the animals, the sky and the water, envelop us in Stoic comfort and offer a path to find acceptance, forgiveness, meaning and purpose. A salient voice and worthy nominee for the 2024 Stella Prize Longlist.

Review by Katina @Great Escape Books