Bird Watching on Lesvos Island - A Poetic Call to Stand With Refugees

Born in Darfur, Sudan and raised in Philadelphia, Emi Mahmoud is the 2015 World Poetry Slam Champion and the Women of the World co-Champion of 2016. From a young age Emi presented poetry to raise awareness about the conflict in Darfur.

Emi Mahmoud performed ‘Bird Watching on Lesvos Island’ at the 2016 Nansen Refugee Award Ceremony, following her visit to the Greek island earlier in the year.

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