Book Recommendation: Ladan Osman’s The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony

What a gift Ladan Osman has given us with her debut collection The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony. Ladan is both of and above this earth: her poems float above us as they make observations about the situations and life she lays out, as well as deal with the very tangible reality of living on this earth as a woman of color and immigrant. Her work is inquisitive, gently exploring the world around her.  Her language is also full of play, teasing, joyful, blending both the divine and the secular.

This is a wonderful read, one that I would encourage all readers to explore.



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