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Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet and writer who is based in London. Born in 1988, she is an artist and activist who uses her work to document narratives of journey and trauma. Warsan has read her work internationally, including recent readings in South Africa, Italy and Germany, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Posted February 22, 2013
Shire is raw, and bold. Her writing touches you in a deep dark place and requires you to read further. To think of her life experiences next to the "normal" life experiences makes ours feel small and petty. Not for those who are easily offended by the raw and brutally honest.
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