Kadija Sesay

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Kadija Sesay, also called Kadija George, is a literary activist, short story writer and poet of Sierra Leonean descent, and the publisher and managing editor of the magazine Sable LitMag. Her work has earned her many awards and nominations, including the Cosmopolitan Woman of Achievement, Candace Woman of Achievement, The Voice Community Award in Literature and the Millennium Woman of the Year. She is the General Secretary for African Writers Abroad (PEN) and organises the Writers' HotSpot - trips for writers' abroad where she teaches creative writing and journalism courses.

Kadija is a graduate of Birmingham University, in England, where she majored in West African studies. She set up SableLitMag after she left her role as a black literature development co-ordinator at the Centerprise Literature Development Project. She is co-director of Peepal Tree Press's writer development programme, Inscribe, alongside fellow poet Dorothea Smartt. Sesay's first full collection of poems, entitled Irki, was published in 2013.[1]


  1. ^ Mildred Barya, "Irki is for Homeland, Kadija Sesay’s first poetry book", Mildred Barya's House of Life, 21 November 2013.

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