Ambata Kazi-Nance is a writer, teacher, and editor born and raised in New Orleans, LA, currently living in the California Bay Area with her husband and son. She has a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans.

Her fiction and poetry have appeared in CRAFT, midnight & indigo, Peauxdunque Review, CordellaMixed Company, Ellipsis, and Blue Minaret, and her other writings have been featured in Love InshAllah, New Orleans Moms BlogAzizahFree to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers, Brassy Brownand Grow Mama.

When she’s not writing, Ambata enjoys checking out more books than she can carry at her local library, imagining herself a flaneuse, fumbling through motherhood, and daydreaming, always daydreaming.

When she’s not avoiding writing, which she does far too often, she works on her novel about a young Muslim woman reconciling with her homeland and her community post-trauma.

You can find her on Twitter @ambatakn musing about books, writing & life.


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