What Others Have Said
Anjail RASHIDA Ahmad
Award Winning Poet, Educator and Activist
Anjail Rashida Ahmad is the author of two collections of poetry: the color of memory and necessary kindling which was a finalist in the Binghamton University Milt Kessler book competition. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and other periodicals.
“Her work takes us beyond the boundaries of mere observation or fact. Lyrical in tone and narrative in content….we are drawn to her work by reveling in her metaphorical images that reach to the center of her poetic vision.” ~~Pinkie Gordon Lane, Former Poet Laureate, Louisiana
I am the culmination of ancestral dreams;
I am the best story I could ever hope to hear;
I am alive; my life matters;
let me share my truth—
“I believe in the power of and the necessity for ordinary, everyday people (who often live extraordinary lives) to tell their stories, speak their truths, value their experiences and share that which makes us whole. This life transforming necessity propels me to share my poems and stories because when we do not own or value the validity of our own lives, our stories and our places in the historical record, we will suffer at the hands of those who usurp this power.”
~~Anjail Rashida Ahmad
Award-winning poet, educator and activist, Dr. Anjail Rashida Ahmad engages audiences of all ages with poetry as performance, self-Discovery and positive transformation. Her poetry and programs celebrate family stories, Uncover the lost stories of heroes and heroines, and reclaim familial and communal traditions. As a poet who experiences blindness, Dr. Ahmad explores the dusky realms of place, belonging and identity along the margins where sight becomes tentative and a renewed sense of vision extends into possibility.
Anjail RASHIDA Ahmad, PhD,
Founder and Artistic Director
The Fractured Writer, LLC
Greensboro, North Carolina 27406
Tel: (336) 253-1401
Alternate Contact Information:
Dr. Anjail RASHIDA Ahmad,
Director and Associate Professor
The Creative Writing Program, A-427
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC 27411
Tel: (336) 334-7772, ext. 2370
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