Jamila Osman

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Jamila Osman is a Somali writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in The Toast, Boaat Press, Tinderbox, The Establishment, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is a public school teacher, and facilitates poetry workshops for incarcerated youth.


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TinyLetter of the Month: Jamila Osman, “Notes from Ramallah”

“Writing these letters is my way of laying siege to the silences that I have learned to harbor.”

Aug 08, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Nicole Beaulac/flickr
A Map of Lost Things: On Family, Grief, and the Meaning of Home

“A body always returns to the place that shaped it.”

Jan 09, 2017