Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Home by Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire is a Somali born poet now living in the UK and her poem, Home, about the experience of asylum seekers and why they leave their home, turned up in my Facebook newsfeed today. The written words are compelling enough but her reading of it is heart wrenching. With the current mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in the Middle East and the way some are portraying them as economic migrants we need to be reminded that no-one leaves home unless they are driven to it. You can hear her reading Home here.

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