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"...her performance, deeply moving and beautifully thought-provoking...opens up a dialogue of identity, oppression, liberation, and progress through her strong voice and powerful words."-Crystal G.

Upcoming Events

Sep
22
Mon
11:00 am Book Signing In Amherst @ Amherst College
Book Signing In Amherst @ Amherst College
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Book Signing In Amherst @ Amherst College | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States
I will be signing the 2nd Edition of my book, National Liberation Poetry Tour Experience and giving a brief performance preview of the Thursday, September 25th Tour Experience that will be happening later that week at[...]
Sep
25
Thu
7:00 pm National Liberation Poetry Tour ... @ Amherst College
National Liberation Poetry Tour ... @ Amherst College
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
National Liberation Poetry Tour Experience in Amherst, MA @ Amherst College | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States
You may have seen Anika do a mini-performance at Rao’s or in Florence or Greenfield, but this is the entire Tour Experience directed by Ingrid C. Askew. An evening to inspire and be inspired!   [...]

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National Liberation Poetry Tour Experience

Recently inspired by Lisa Gay Hamilton’s film Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, Anika’s National Liberation Poetry Tour is a one-woman poetry performance experience traveling across America to women’s prisons, coffee houses, juvenile detention centers, community centers/art spaces, halfway houses, colleges/universities, and bookstores

About Anika

Anika Nailah is the founder and former director of Books Of Hope, a Boston-based, youth literacy program that engages young people to write, publish, and sell their own books.

She is a Black Writers Alliance Gold Pen Award Nominee, and her book, Free and Other Stories, was chosen as one of the best short story collections of 2002 by Black Issues Book Review and was selected for inclusion in The New York Public Library’s 2003 Books For The Teen Age List.

Currently, Anika resides in New England where she is working on two novels—an historical prequel to one of her stories in her first book, and a sci-fi piece. She also provides anti-racism/literacy consulting and writing coaching services.

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