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.




I told you the other day that I have an idea for another book. I have just started writing it. Or, saying that may be to overdo it just a bit. I have begun putting words together, to see just how I’ll find this book wants to be written.

Following somewhat in the footsteps of the Self which wasn’t mine, this is a book about a spiritual journey, of sorts. It will be dealing with some of the interests that I have; shamanism and previous lives. The book will – at least this is true right now, tell a story of a sort of shamanic journey where the main character will meet some of her guides.

I don’t think I’ll tell you any more than that. Not yet, anyway. It is most likely going to change a billion times before I’m done, sooo… 🙂

However; one of the processes I find quite interesting is the one where I find the language that needs to be used for a story. the Self which wasn’t mine is told in a certain way. This new story might need another way of putting the words after each other to present itself at its best.

So – aside from working with the final steps of #TSWWM, I am beginning to find my way around this new story. After all, the words do make an impression, and how you use them does change how they are percieved and understood. It all depends on how I want the story to be recieved and percieved.

At the moment, I think the only thing I am sure of is that this story will be very much about the experience of a shamanic journey. How that will be expressed remains to be seen (read!), but it is the main point of the whole thing. I find that stories (those I have read, that is) are usually written in a certain ways, and while surely (obviously) there are people out there enjoying that kind of writing, I would like to do something quite different.

So – we’ll see where I end up with this coming book. 🙂



Sonya Malinka Persson | portrait in black/white

Sonya Malinka Persson
Västerås, Sweden

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