Ladan Osman

Ladan Osman’s work is a lyric and exegetic response to problems of race, gender, displacement, and colonialism. She is the author of The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (2015), winner of a Sillerman First Book Prize. Her writing, photos, and collaborations appear in a variety of journals. Osman lives in Brooklyn.

Photographs from Lagos

I visited Nigeria in late October as a guest of the 2016 Lagos International Poetry Festival. I’d just moved from Chicago to New York a week earlier than intended, so I could apply for a visa in person. At the …

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