Ilhan Omar Reads Warsan Shire

On November 8, 2016, Ilhan Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, making her the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States. In this episode, Ilhan reads and discusses “Conversations about home (at the deporation centre),” by Warsan Shire, and reflects on the meaning of home.

Later on, we check the Haiku Hotline for your poems about home. Transcriptions of this week’s featured listener poems are available here.

“Conversations about home (at the deportation centre),” by Warsan Shire, appears in the pamphlet, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, from Flipped Eye Publishing.

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