Akhaji Zakiya is an award-winning poet who is expanding her writing repertoire to include short stories and novellas about women loving. A born and raised Torontonian, Akhaji’s, roots extend from West Africa to Barbados.
Her work has been published in a number of anthologies, including The Great Black North – Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and Does Your Mama Know? – An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories. Check out her recent work at akhajizakiya.com.
Akhaji is the host of the upcoming open mic night, Write On!, at the Glad Day Bookstore. She is also the Managing Editor at AZ Editing, an editing and writing firm that helps businesses, government agencies and not-for-profits communicate excellence.