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 and creative nonfiction to take readers through mind-bending journeys into the transcendent, the mystical, and the fantastic.
Featured in: Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
Featured in: Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities
Featured in: Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
Featured in: Stirring Up a Storm: Tales of the Sensual, the Sexual, and the Erotic
Featured in: When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories
Featured in: Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art