Study Guides on Works by Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a poet and activist of a Kenyan-Somali ethnic background and grew up in London. Her poem "Backwards" was published by flipped eye during 2011 in her poetry book Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth.

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Warsan Shire is a young (born in 1988) London-based Kenyan-born female writer from Somali whose strength as a poet lies in her straightforwardness. Most of her poems, like the one is question, “Difficult Names”, are in prose, which defies the...

"The House" is a poem written by Warsan Shire, a poet and activist with a Kenyan-Somali background. This is one of many poems within her poetry book Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, which was published during 2011 by flipped eye. Such a book...

"The Unbearable Weight of Staying" is a poem written by Warsan Shire, an acclaimed poet and social activist. This poem appears in her book Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, which was published during 2011 by Flipped Eye. In pages saturated...