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About Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer who is based in London. The artist and activist uses her work to document stories of journey and trauma. Her first book ‘Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth’  (2011) is published by Flipped Eye.

Articles by Warsan Shire

This week's editor

“Mehmet

Mehmet Kurt is this week’s guest editor, introducing the theme, ‘New Turkey and Old Troubles’.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Your Mother’s First Kiss

A poem by Warsan Shire.  Part of a series of poems by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

Conversations about home (at a deportation centre)

A poem by Warsan Shire. Part of a series of poems by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.

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