Louisa Adjoa Parker is a writer of English-Ghanaian heritage who lives in south west England. Her first poetry collection, Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet were published by Cinnamon Press, and her third poetry collection, How to wear a skin, was published by Indigo Dreams.
Louisa’s work has appeared in a wide range of journals and anthologies including Envoi; Wasafiri; Acumen; Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe); and Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories (Peepal Tree). She has been highly commended by the Forward Prize; twice shortlisted by the Bridport Prize; and her poem, Kindness, was commended by the National Poetry Competition 2019.
Louisa has written books/exhibitions exploring BAME history, and set up the “Where are you really from?” project telling stories of black and brown rural life. Her first short story collection will be published later this year by Colenso Books; and she has a forthcoming coastal memoir, to be published by Little Toller Books.
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