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Dr Shazia Jagot on her favourite poem

Here, Dr Shazia Jagot discusses her favourite poem, 'Tea with our grandmothers', by Warsan Shire.

In this video, Dr Shazia Jagot discusses her favourite poem, ‘Tea with our grandmothers’ by Warsan Shire, from her collection Teaching my mother how to give birth. In Dr Jagot’s video she discusses the use of non-English terms, tea, and Shire’s connection to Beyoncé…

Read ‘Tea with our grandmothers’ by Warsan Shire in the Black Renaissance journal.

Shire, Warsan. Black Renaissance; New York Vol. 14, Iss. 1, (Spring 2014): 66,183.

For more on Warsan Shire, and to read some of her poems online, you can visit the Poetry Foundation website.

Poetry Foundation Website – Warsan Shire

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