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How do you identify? And how does that effect how others see you?
It’s a collection of poems she started writing in the past five years while teaching in Detroit.
WDET’s Gus Navarro speaks with Founas about how identity informs her writing and how she first became interested in poetry.
“Since I’ve even published the book…my confidence has changed with…who I am,” says Founas. “Identity is very fluid. No one has the right answer. It just goes back so much in history with such a mix and clash of cultures.”
Click on the audio player above to hear poet Bayan Founas discuss identity and her new book, “Diary of a Daughter in Diaspora.”