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Adiela Akoo is an award winning South African poet and author. She has been internationally and locally published in well over twenty anthologies and publications including Best of Africa, Best Emerging Poets of 2019, The Penmen Review, Fidelities, Universul Culturii, 25 Years of Freedom, International Literary and Art Review (ILA), and others. Her poem "Whiplash" was quoted in The House of Parliament. She was nominated as one of the Top 7 'Most Promising Literary Influencers' in the GBCAwards 2020. She is a recipient of the prestigious DUX Award, a recipient of The Silver Star Award from the Global Literary Society for excellent contribution to world literature, and others. Lost in a Quatrain is her soul stirring debut collection of relatable, inspirational and thought provoking poetry on a journey to becoming, a journey of hope and healing. Adiela believes that the best thing about being a writer is having the capacity to touch the heart of another being with your words. So it brings her immense joy when readers respond to Lost in a Quatrain by saying, "I love this book, it touched my heart', "This helped my soul heal", "This book made me smile... and cry", "I felt as if you were writing about me", 'This is soul food" Adiela is a passionate Ambassador of Literacy and has volunteered her time in the position of Vice Chair of Litasa, (KZN), The Literacy Association of South Africa. Adiela resides in Pietermaritzburg with her three grown children and husband, a medical doctor serving at one of the three major government hospitals in the city, in the front line of the covid war.
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