the Self which wasn't mine | by Sonya Malinka Persson | releases in september 2019


A story about a child struggling to find her own sense of self.


Experience her journey through memories portrayed by visual poetry.


Releases in september 2019.




You know, this happens to be one of the things I least expected from myself. As with most things I do – this popped up as an idea, and I started it right away. Now, it has grown inside my head and the possibilities are endless.

The Internet is great in that sense.

The first book to be published in this amazing e-bookshop is a story about my childhood. The Self which wasn’t mine is a very personal story about how I as a child never learned how to explore and develop a sense of self. The book is not an easy book to read, but let me tell you – it’s worth it.

I haven’t decided on what my next book will be – I have a few ideas. I do, however, intend to explore and expand what I like to call visual poetry. To me, the term means when words and image (photography, mainly, for me) enforce each other and create an even stronger impression for the reader to take in. You’ll see what I mean when you read the Self which wasn’t mine.

Over-all, I cannot stress enough how much I am enjoying this. It seems like I have finally found a way to combine two of the things I enjoy the most. Photography and writing. I am so excited to see where this is going.

Please, join me.



Sonya Malinka Persson | portrait in black/white

Sonya Malinka Persson
Västerås, Sweden

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