On a rare visit from the US, Warsan Shire joins Sheila Ruiz in conversation to discuss her work, process and inspiration
Shire's poetry has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Estonian, Swedish and Somali. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. She lives in Los Angeles, she uses her work to document and examine stories of memory and trauma. She also curates and teaches classes around the intersections of art and healing.
Sheila Ruiz is Deputy Director at the Royal African Society (RAS). She joined the RAS in September 2011 as the Events Programme Manager and helped set up Africa Writes in 2012. Prior to joining the RAS, Sheila was the Communications and Programming Consultant for the Africa Centre and previously worked as a freelance events producer for various arts projects in London. Sheila holds an MA in African Studies from SOAS and a BA in History from UCL. She is of mixed Spanish/Equato-Guinean heritage and is bilingual in Spanish and English.
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