Akila Richards

Akila Richards is a published writer, poet and spoken word artist of Liberian and German heritage. She performs and reads in a variety of academic, cultural, professional and community settings.

Akila became involved in theatre and playwriting greatly inspired by the consciousness raising artistic expression in the 80s.

Her short story Eleven Years was published in an anthology by Penguin in 2008, and her poem Red Saviour appeared in the RED anthology by Peepal Tree Press in 2010.

Akila is currently writing her first short stories collection.

Image credit: Paul Jackson