Twin sisters Serena and Selena Raja marks their debut in the literary scene with the release of ‘Women of Wounds’

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New poetry collection discusses issues of mental health and war, offers comfort for the lonely

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Even twins have different experiences in life and perspectives about those experiences. In their debut poetry book, “Women of Wounds” (published by AuthorHouse UK), Serena and Selena Raja share a compilation of diverse poems and original illustrations that explore numerous hardships in life, including mental illness and war.

Penned individually over the course of seven years, each poem offers a raw and honest discussion of emotional distress, mental wellbeing and coming-of-age. Through the verses, readers get a unique perspective on the twin’s lives and the world around them. It is the authors’ hope to use their words to remind others that they are not alone, and raise awareness of such stigmatized issues which they personally, and many others, continue to face.

An excerpt from the poem titled “Fake Friends” reads:
So yes, losing relationships are a shame,
But there isn’t anyone to blame.
Sometimes you need to lose in order to gain.
That means some relationships may never remain.
As long you know you’re not the opinions your fake friends said,
You’ll come to terms that blood ties always fend.
My family, clear the smoke in each other’s heads.
They’re a gift from up above as everyone else left.

To purchase a copy of the book, visit

Women of Wounds
By Serena and Selena Raja
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 66 pages | ISBN 9781728379401
E-Book | 66 pages | ISBN 9781728379395
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Serena and Selena Raja are twin sisters from Bristol, England, where they live with their two younger brothers and parents. They developed a love for creative writing at a young age and used their passion to express various issues with mental illness and war. Both twins studying at the University of the West of England, where Serena studies law and Selena studies psychology. “Women of Wounds” is their first book.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0-800-014-8641.

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