and the young history teacher inspired her

March is Women’s History Month, today we honor Somali–British writer, poet, editor and teacher @warsanshires has inspired many with her pen. The Kenyan-born U.K. immigrant released her book of poetry in 2011, titled Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth.

Warsan has read her work that documents narratives of journey and trauma internationally, including readings in South Africa, Italy and Germany, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. She became the first Young Poet Laureate for London and has received the Brunel University London’s African Poetry Prize, chosen from a shortlist of six candidates out of a total 655 entries.

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