KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - Safia Elhillo (born on 16 December 1990) is a Sudanese-America poet. Her work has been translated into several languages. She has won acclaim for her work and has been the recipient of several prestigious poetry awards. She has performed all around the world (https://sudanow-magazine.net/page.php?subId=30&Id=1221).
Following is an example of her poetry taken from the American Academy of Poets' page:
my roommate one year in college would say of my smallness that any man who found me attractive had a trace of the pedophilic & i would shrink newly girled twenty-one with my eyebrows plucked to grownup arches sprouting back every three weeks in sharp little shoots already men have tried to steal me in their taxis corral me into alleyways of the new city already the demand for my name though no one ever asks how old i am though no one ever did i feel creaking & ancient in the repetition of it all i feel my girlhood gone for generations my entire line of blood crowded with exhausted women their unlined faces frozen in time with only a thickness about the waist a small shoot of gray to belie the years i make up names to hand to strangers at parties i trim years from my age & share without being asked that i am fifteen seventeen & no one blinks no one stops wanting i am disappeared like all the girls before me around me all the girls to come everyone thinks i am a little girl & still they hunt me still they show their teeth i am so tired i am one thousand years old one thousand years older when touched
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