Home (Warsan Shire Poem) Summary
Shire, Warsan

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Home (Warsan Shire Poem) Overview

"Home" by Warsan Shire is a free verse poem that describes the difficulties associated with life as a refugee, and the increasingly complex relationship between refugees and the countries they call home. By giving voice to people who would otherwise be voiceless, Shire explores the various struggles inherent in fleeing from one's home, in terms of what they leave behind, the journey they are forced to take, and the future that awaits them. The piece examines major themes such as the bond between the individual and home, as well as the different types of borders that refugees must cross in their pursuit of asylum.

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