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.
Ian Fraser and Hailey Kaas interviews Kiini Ibura Salaam at the Relampeio Festival. Introduction in Portuguese, interview in English
Faye Bi interviews Sirens Guests of Honor Kiini Ibura Salaam about her inspirations, influences, and craft.
Ed Hall interviews Kiini Ibura Salaam at Alien Encounters III: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color at The Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta Georgia.
Sheridf and Crunkadelic had the honor of interviewing two awesome speculative fiction authors, the fabulous Kiini Ibura Salaam (author of Ancient, Ancient) and Chesya Burke (author of Let’s Play White). We talk feminism, Afrofuturism, and so much more. Check out the interview.
I recently finished Ancient, Ancient, Kiini Ibura Salaam’s award-winning short story collection. She was kind enough to take the time for a chat with me. Influence, writing teachers, and self-promotion–enjoy!
Ancient, Ancient is a strong collection. I love how the stories in this collection explore themes of sexuality and gender as well as power dynamics and consent. In this interview, Kiini Ibura Salaam talks about the process of putting together a collection, the inspiration behind stories and what we can look forward to.
audio // home ownership // interview // travel // writing
Meet Kiini Ibura Salaam, Solutionista: artist mother world traveler speculative fiction writer homeowner Kiini shares her inspiring story, tosses us some pearls, and reads a story from her new collection, Ancient, Ancient.
Kiini Ibura Salaam on Advice Received in the Bathroom from Octavia Butler, Selling Books at the Green Market, and Holding Five Jobs When Life Only Has Room for Two: An Audio Interview
Kiini Ibura Salaam is a poet and artist, as well as a writer of non-fiction and some of the most unusual fantasy and science fiction you’ll read. Her first collection of short stories, Ancient, Ancient is out now from Aquaduct Press.
3Q is an occasional series of interviews with artists and innovators. Here they interview me about my new book, Ancient, Ancient.