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Adiela Akoo

Adiela Akoo
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  • Country: South Africa
  • Books: 1
  • Profession: Author/Poet
  • Born: 4 May
  • Member Since: Oct 2019
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BIOGRAPHY

Adiela Akoo was born on the 4th of May in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, though mostly raised and educated in the neighbouring city of Durban, where she also received the prestigious Dux Award. Apart from writing, she has a background in banking and comprehensive healing, and in her spare time loves creating art and crafts using mixed media, reading, watching movies, playing scrabble and chess, creating in the kitchen, or chatting to the birds out in the garden, among other things.

She was nominated as one of the Top 7 ‘Most Promising Literary Influencers’ in the GBC Awards 2020 and received the Silver Star Award from the Global Literary Society for her 'excellent contribution to world literature', among others. She was included in the Best Emerging Poets of 2019 series, the Best New African Poets 2020, has won poetry contests, and been published in a variety of journals and anthologies across the world. She has also represented the Durban Unesco City of Literature in collaborations with other cities of literature.

‘Lost in a Quatrain’, her deep, soulful, debut collection, was written over a period of 18 years and is a thought-provoking read on a journey to becoming, a journey of hope and healing. The poem “Whiplash” from the book was quoted in The House of Parliament and ‘Pre Natal’ was nominated “Poem of the Day’ on the popular poetry platform, PoemHunter. Lost in a Quatrain was First Runner-Up for poetry in the South African Independent Publisher Awards 2021. Her second collection will be released in 2022.

As an ambassador of literacy, she volunteered her time in the position of Vice-Chair of Litasa, KZN – The Literacy Association of South Africa. She is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the new literary journal, The Quilled Ink Review, launching in the coming year.

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Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology
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Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthologyby Adiela AkooPublish: Oct 29, 2018Poetry

Adiela Akoo's Awards and Achievements

    Adiela Akoo has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • SAIP Awards First Runner-Up (Poetry)
    2021

    Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology

    award
  • Vice Chair of Litasa - Literacy Assoc. of South Africa (KZN)
    2021 achievement
  • "Top 7 Most Promising Literary Influencers"
    2020 award
  • International Art & Literary Review Certificate of Recognition
    2020 award
  • Poetry Contest Winner
    2020 award
  • Book Cover Contest
    2019

    Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology

    award
  • Global Literary Society's The Silver Star Award
    2019 award
  • Poem Contest Winner
    2019 award
  • Quoted in The House of Parliament
    2018

    Lost in a Quatrain: Poetry Anthology

    achievement

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      • Adiela Akoo Adiela Akoo 2 years ago
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      • When readers get in touch to say things like : " I love this book. It touched my heart" and another " This book helped heal my soul". Having that impact ... having my words touch the heart of another living being... that is what success looks like to me....
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    • When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or full-time profession?
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      • My mother inspired me to write and encouraged me at an early age. She wrote poetry. But it was also her way of keeping me occupied after school, while she was away at work. I have been writing ever since but have only recently been "pushed to publish" my first book
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    • Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
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      • Keep pen and paper (or whatever writing medium you prefer) easily accessible, especially at your bedside, so as to ink it when you think it.
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      • Adiela Akoo Adiela Akoo 2 years ago
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      • Yes. I overcome it by channeling my energy into some other creative project. I love drawing and crafting among other things. Some pieces still grace the tabletops and walls of my home but many have been given to loved ones as gifts.
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