Author Archives: Ladan Osman



Ladan Osman

Ladan Osman is the author of the chapbook Ordinary Heaven, which appears in Seven New Generation African Poets (Slapering Hol Press, 2014). Her full-length collection The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (University of Nebraska Press, 2015) won the Sillerman First Book Prize.

Contact Ladan at ladanosmanbooking@gmail.com | ladanosman.com

Hello from the Outside: Alien Citizen Liner Notes
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Hello from the Outside: Alien Citizen Liner Notes

It’s September 2014 and I’m in an unlabeled room at O’Hare. I’m not allowed to use my cellphone, and have no signal anyway. My luggage is at my feet, my passport is in a terse custom agent’s hand. He unlocks and enters a white door, in a hallway of locked white doors. I promised my father I’d never lose sight of my passport. I’ll probably...

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28 Aug 2016