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Amana, Bishop Cotton Girls School

Bengaluru girl wins ‘youngest poetess’ title

August 20, 2021
-Reshma Ravishanker

Amana started writing poems when she was just an 11-year-old. Two years later, she has made it to the prestigious India Book of Records as the ‘Youngest poetess’ and the Asia Book of Records.

Now a class VIII student of Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bengaluru, Amana has written 275 poems, most of which are in English. “I wanted to venture into the literary world in a young age. I started dedicating more time to this during the lockdown. In fact, my first poem was about Covid-19 and how the pandemic had affected the world. There is no particular theme I take a liking towards. It depends on my mood and what I wish to write at that moment” she said.

Amana’s parents and teachers support her unconditionally into following her passion. “My English teacher first encouraged me to start writing. Now, once I have written the poems, I give it to my mother to oversee. Once she has taken a look, then it gets passed on to another friend of hers for feedback,” she explained.

Her first book ‘Echoes of  Soulful Poems’ published by the Sapna Book House has a collection of 61 poems. It was put on the market shelves in November 2020 when she was just 12 years, 5 months, and 10 days, as stated in the recognition she received.  

She earned the title ‘Grand Master’ for writing poems at a young age. Her second book is also with the publishers and is yet to reach the market. Some of her poems were also published on noted websites and newspapers.

This poetess is also set to write prose soon and is considering the genre of fiction, to begin with.

“I do not want to take up literature as a career option right now. It is just my passion and would continue writing. I am not set on what I want to pursue after school. My interests keep changing as I understand concepts better. Initially, I wanted to study astrophysics, now I have a liking for medicine,” she said.

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