Warsan Shire at WOW: Bless the Daughter

Join award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire as she launches her long-awaited first full-length poetry collection Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head at WOW Festival.

'The beautifully crafted poems in this collection are fiercely tender gifts' Roxane Gay

Shire is the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black Is King, and London’s first ever Young Poet Laureate, and will be in conversation with Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo. This electrifying collection features poems of migration, womanhood, trauma and resilience; drawing on her own life, pop culture and news headlines.

This special evening - featuring guests to be announced - will bring to life Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head. In Shire’s hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life, full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life, full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense.

The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets promises that each reader - and everyone who joins this event - will come away changed.

This event will be BSL Interpreted.

You can add a copy of Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head at the discounted price of £9.99 when booking tickets.

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