Programs THE FORTUNE MEN - A Conversation with Nadifa Mohamed and Ladan Osman


  • Date:
    Apr 12, 2023
  • End Date:
    Apr 12, 2023
  • Time:
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location:


Wednesday April 12th, 2023 | 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Doors open at 6PM; conversations begins at 6:30PM

Join us on April 12, 2023 from 6:30-8PM EST for this salon-style conversation between Booker Prize finalist novelist Nadifa Mohamed in discussion with the poet and filmmaker Ladan Osman, talking about Mohamed’s book, THE FORTUNE MEN, and how experiences of diaspora across the world shaped a unique black Muslim experience, which was equal parts cosmopolitan and insular. Mohamed and Osman will speak about how to write and narrate this duality in fiction and poetry.

This will be an author signing event! Copies of Nadifa Mohamed’s The Fortune Men, along with Ladan Osman’s The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony and Exiles of Eden will be available onsite for purchase and signing from our bookselling partner BEM | books & more, a bookstore dedicated to food literature of the African diaspora.


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Nadifa Mohamed was born in 1981 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. At the age of four she moved with her family to London. She is the author of Black Mamba Boy and The Orchard of Lost Souls. She has received both The Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award, and in 2013, she was named as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. Her work appears regularly in The Guardian and the BBC. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she lives in London.


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Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and a Whiting Award, and The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, winner of the Sillerman Prize. Her work in film includes: The Ascendants, Sam Underground, and Sun of the Soil. She lives in New York.