Pieces to Peace is a poetic account of Laila’s journey of self-discovery in Toronto as a 26-year-old Afghan-Muslim woman living on her own for the first time. It is her story of pursuing her dreams while coping with personal issues of grief, trauma, poverty, cultural identity and belonging. Laila is a woman in becoming as she rebuilds herself through poetry from pieces to peace. The collection includes over 150, mostly long, chronological poems.
" . . . Its refreshing to know that we are all connected and share similar feelings and emotions. Laila Re has a way of reaching you in your small corner of the world and speaking the words of your heart, putting them right in front of you and then letting you know it'll be ok like only a true poet can. . . " - BP
" . . . I was pleasantly surprised with how beautifully this book of poetry was written. I could feel the pain, anger, frustration, love, happiness, and sadness throughout the whole book. So much so that I was in tears as I read it.Everything about this book of poetry was completely relatable. It's not easy sharing your vulnerability for the whole world to read about but I'm glad Laila Re did. . . " - Zoozoo
" . . . A totally remarkable poetry book. Amazing read were love, pain, anger and disappointment are elegantly portrayed. Laila Re did such a phenomenal job sharing experiences & life lessons she learned in her earlier years through a sensational form of poetry that is extremely touching, to say the least. The journey she takes her audience through while reading her poetry allows you to feel every bit of the love and pain she was going through . . . "
Soul Led is the second collection of poems in the souletry series after “Pieces to Peace.” The first book dealt with creating peace with oneself one piece at a time through poetry. Soul Led continues that use of poetry to grow through what one is going through. This collection includes over 130, mostly short, chronological poems.
". . . Laila Re never seems to disappoint. She just has a way with words that really speak to the heart. Her book "Soul Led" was really great. Especially following her first one ("Pieces to Peace"). I go back to both books and read the poems at night. It's so relaxing. I love them both!!! I hope there are more to come. . . " - KingyXO
" . . . Laila is a fringe thinker with powerful words. Her strive for progress can inspire any reader . . . " - Sandybaby
Beauty and Love is the third poetry collection by Laila Re based on her own personal life. This collection is focused on her poetic insights, lessons and wisdom that helped bring more beauty and love back into her life.
". . . It is a really great poetry book. It is very intense, almost like reading into someone's deepest part of their mind and heart. It's very interesting to see how writing can help heal and grow at the same time. A very inspiring read..." - ZH
Nila: The Bleeding Garden describes the turbulent journey of an Afghan girl called Nila who suddenly has to escape her homeland during the long Afghan war. As a child refugee, she experiences the trauma of displacement during which her family struggles to survive and slowly falls apart. This collection describes first hand the loss and dysfunction caused by war and displacement in our times.