From: The Unpublished City


The Unpublished City was conceived to show the (Multipli)City of writers that call Toronto home; that the City of Toronto might hear the wonderful voices of the City’s own true imaginaries. The idea here is to read ‘unpublished’ not simply as not in print, but as the narratives, and imaginations of the City that are present, and not yet fully realized, nor

acknowledged. In these stories and poems we apprehend what lies on the surface of the City’s glass walls, in the depths of its rapidly and perennially urbanized landscape, and in its bristling and multilingual streets.



Oubah Osman

Oubah Osman is a Somali-Canadian writer from Scarborough, Toronto. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto Scarborough and she is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. She has been featured or is forthcoming in Room Magazine, The Varsity, and Scarborough Fair.