Ambata Kazi-Nance is a writer, editor, and teacher born and raised in New Orleans, LA, and currently residing in the California Bay Area with her family.

Her writing has appeared in Torch Literary Arts, Muslim American Writers at Home, Sapelo Square, midnight & indigo, CRAFT, Peauxdunque Review, Cordella, Ellipsis, Mixed Company, and Love Insh’Allah (online). Links to all of her writing can be found here.

She is writing a novel about three young Black Muslims on the cusp of adulthood confronting faith, tradition, and the impact of their personal decisions in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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

Ambata is represented by ArtHouse Literary Agency. You can find her on Instagram & Twitter @ambatakazinance. For professional enquiries she can be reached at