Classroom Resource: Birth Water

In a video produced for the UNHCR, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency, “South Sudanese poet, Bigoa Chuol, reflects on decades of flight and exile, questioning the true meaning of home for refugees and displaced people. Her poem “Birth Water” is a glimpse into her personal conflict between roots and belonging but is also a testament to the impact of war on generations.”



Reflection Questions

  • What does home mean to you?
  • What is the relationship between safety and home?
  • What role do homes play in our lives?
  • What is necessary for someone to truly feel at home?