Daughters of Dahomey (Young Adult Fiction), Atlanta, GA
Daughters of Dahomey is about a teenager who realizes her full power as a fighter for justice in this coming-of-age story about magic, sisterhood, and duty.
“I plan to publish this novel so that at least one child can read this hero story and see themselves in a new, powerful way.”
Akilah Wise is a trained public health researcher, communications strategist, and freelance journalist, originally from Los Angeles, California, and residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s written numerous short stories throughout her adolescent, young adult, and adult years. In 2019-2020, Wise pivoted from research to freelance journalism and communications after completing a journalism fellowship at the University of Toronto. Since 2020, she has covered stories on reproductive health, youth and education, and health care. She earned her Master’s in Science from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health, and her doctorate from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Wise has also held public health fellowships at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Visit Akilah’s website, at www.akilahwise.com