Arts + Culture

These 7 African Women Poets Will Keep You Calm, Cool, and Collected for the Summer

Here's 7 of our favorite female writers who are reshaping poetry worldwide to hold you over this summer.

When Beyoncé dropped Lemonade earlier this year, the world opened their ears to the brilliant work of the British-Somali poet Warsan Shire. But while the mainstream is only catching on to her now, Warsan has been a widely acclaimed poet for some time now. The 27-year-old poet published her first chapbook in 2011 titled Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth and was selected as a Young Poet Laureate in 2013.

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Arts + Culture

Interview: Warsan Shire's Raw & Vulnerable Poetry

An interview with Warsan Shire. Born in 1988 to Somali parents in Kenya, Warsan was raised in London where she began writing. Her raw & vulnerable poetry has gained an international following

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