Warsan Shire: the Somali-British poet

The Horn of Africa is a hotbed for literature. To many people the place is a field of devastation. A flatbed of sand. A stony circle of death. Water lapping at a lifeless coast of piracy.

The migrant talking back … Warsan Shire.

Literature has its roots deep in the cultures that inhabit these places and who have migrated across the swamps and seas and rivers and sandy beaches. Warsan Shire is one that taps the word rich drills of the culture. Beyoncé has noticed what she wrote.

Read about it here.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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