Beyoncé To YouTube: Somali-British Poets Reveal Their Inspiration
When Beyoncé’s Lemonade premiered, not only did the unapologetically black and female hour-long video album launch a thousand thinkpieces dissecting its meaning, it also drew attention to Warsan Shire, the 27-year-old Somali-British poet whose words are laced throughout. (...) the UK is also home to many other young Somali-British poets keeping the lyrical oral tradition of their ancestors alive. BuzzFeed talked to five of them about their love of poetry, what it means to them, and what it means to have connections to Somalia, the “nation of poets”.
“Waterfall” by Faisal Salah