New Fiction, "Pyramids," Appears on Kweli Journal and Kimbilio Fellowship

Recently, "Pyramids," my first published work of short fiction, went up on Kweli Journal. On the front page, it is accompanied by a remarkable photograph by Rachel Eliza Griffiths. "Pyramids" is excerpted from a longer work-in-progress, about which I'll be sharing more information soon.

In not-unrelated news, I'm elated to report that I was accepted as a 2017 Kimbilio Fellow. "A community of writers and scholars committed to developing, empowering and sustaining fiction writers from the African diaspora and their stories," Kimbilio has been on my radar for a few years. I finally got up the nerve to apply, and this year I actually made it. It's a three-year structure: one week out of the year, writers meet in New Mexico for a retreat. This being my first year, I'm looking forward to meeting and communing with the brilliant minds I've revered from afar all these years.

As always, I'm grateful for the opportunity to do and share my work. I intend to do right by the most astute engagers of it.