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Lola Akinmade Åkerström on In Every Mirror She’s Black with Zakiya Dalila Harris

February 16, 2022 via Zoom

Award-winning author, speaker, and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström was joined by bestselling novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris (The Other Black Girl) to discuss Åkerström’s stunning debut novel. In In Every Mirror She’s Black, three Black women—a powerhouse executive, a former model, and a Somali refugee—are linked in unexpected ways to the same influential white man in Stockholm. A complex and compelling exploration of Black womanhood and the experiences of misogynoir, In Every Mirror She’s Black captivates readers from start to finish and stays with them long after.

In Conversation

  • Photographer credit: Jessica Wikström

    Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    Nigerian-American and based in Sweden, Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning author, speaker, and photographer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Sunday Times Travel, the Telegraph, New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Adventure magazine, Lonely Planet, amongst others.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Wikstrom

  • Zakiya Dalila Harris author photo_ courtesy Nicole Mondestin Photography (1) - Eliana Cohen-Orth

    Zakiya Dalila Harris

    Zakiya Dalila Harris

    Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Cosmopolitan, Guernica, and the Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn.

    Photo Credit: Nicole Mondestin Photography