“I’ll see you on the other side”: migrant journeys and the (re)formation of diasporic identities
The poetry of Warsan Shire – a Kenya born, UK raised, and US based second generation migrant of Somali origin – addresses the topic of journeys. She often deliberately fails to clarify the point of departure and of arrival. In this way, she centres journeys at the heart of the migration experience and removes the focus from nation-states, whilst also using a local, singular perspective to draw attention to global movements of people.
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