Diriye Osman by Diriye Osman

Diriye Osman

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Diriye Osman is a British-Somali author, visual artist, critic, and essayist based in London. He is the author of the Polari Prize-winning collection of stories, Fairytales For Lost Children (Team Angelica Press, 2013). We Once Belonged to the Sea (Team Angelica Press, 2018) is his debut novel. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Granta, The Financial Times, The Huffington Post, Vice, Poetry Review, Prospect, Time Out, Attitude, and Afropunk. He lives on a diet of Disney cartoons, graphic novels, masala chai, and Missy Elliott records.

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November 15, 2022

The enigmatic American-Somali novelist, poet, and academic on her new memoir The White Mosque, literary hybridity, and the “dystopian hypocrisy” of social media.

July 19, 2021

In the Somali writer’s debut novel, a tense dynamic between a gifted reclusive lesbian artist and her punk hijabi protégé.

November 15, 2022

The enigmatic American-Somali novelist, poet, and academic on her new memoir The White Mosque, literary hybridity, and the “dystopian hypocrisy” of social media.

July 19, 2021

In the Somali writer’s debut novel, a tense dynamic between a gifted reclusive lesbian artist and her punk hijabi protégé.

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