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Birthday
1, 1988
Birthplace
Kenya
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1988 (age 31)
Birthplace
Kenya

About

Somali poet and teacher who has garnered international acclaim for works like 2011's Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth and 2015's Her Blue Body. In 2013, she received Brunel University's African Poetry Prize.

Before Fame

She and her family emigrated to the United Kingdom when she was a toddler. She developed a passion for poetry as a teenager after joining a youth club.

Trivia

In 2014, she was chosen as Queensland, Australia's poet in residence.

Family Life

She has siblings named Saaid, Samawado, Suban and Salma.

Associated With

Excerpt from her poetry was featured heavily in Beyonce's 2016 visual album Lemonade.