Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New Orleans, Louisiana. The middle child of five, she grew up in a hardscrabble neighborhood with oak and fig trees, locusts and mosquitoes, cousins and neighbors. Kiini's work delves into spheres of human liberation, human connection, and evolution. She employs speculative fiction, erotica, and creative nonfiction to take readers through mind-bending journeys into the transcendent, the sensual, the mystical, and the fantastic.
November 24th, 2012
The week of the hurricane brought me an unplanned week off during which I worked steadily on a painting that I was doing for an upcoming auction. I didn’t recognize it as a rich opportunity to write until four or five days had passed. At which point, the muse tapped me on the shoulder. The… »