The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony (African Poetry Book) (Paperback)

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By Ladan Osman, Kwame Dawes (Foreword by)
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Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony asks: Whose testimony is valid? Whose testimony is worth recording? Osman's speakers, who are almost always women, assert and reassert in an attempt to establish authority, often through persistent questioning. Specters of race, displacement, and colonialism are often present in her work, providing momentum for speakers to reach beyond their primary, apparent dimensions and better communicate. The Kitchen-Dweller's Testimony is about love and longing, divorce, distilled desire, and all the ways we injure ourselves and one another.

About the Author

Ladan Osman's work has appeared in American Life in Poetry, Artful Dodge, Narrative Magazine, Prairie Schooner, RHINO, and Vinyl Poetry. Her chapbook, Ordinary Heaven, appears in Seven New Generation African Poets: A Chapbook boxed set. She lives in Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780803266865
ISBN-10: 0803266863
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2015
Pages: 108
Language: English
Series: African Poetry Book