Adiela Akoo

Adiela Akoo was born on the 4th of May in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Her poems have been published in variety of journals, anthologies and magazines across the world, including The Moving Finger, Fidelities, Different Horizons, Sincerely Yours, Emotional Journey’s’, Renaissance, Sufi, Nature 2018-2019, Grey Thoughts, 25 Years of Freedom, Tales for Love, Best of Africa, Universul Culturii, Best Emerging Poets 2019 and others.

Lost in a Quatrain is her debut anthology featuring poems written over a period of 18 years. The poems are lyrical, contemporary, visual, romantic, spiritual, philosophical … in a way, a chronicle of her life experiences, interactions and recollections whittled down to 48 poems, with each poem telling a story that puts together the pieces of this, not always romantic, the experience we call life…

Offering up this collection to you is akin to handing over into your arms her newborn, in the sincere hope that you receive it with the gentle love and tenderness with which it was conceived.

Lost in a Quatrain is SOUL FOOD and has been described by readers as “HEART TOUCHING” and “SOUL HEALING”

NB. Shortly after launching Lost in a Quatrain, poems from this collection have since been quoted in The South African House of Parliament, nominated Poem of the Day on the highly popular poetry site PoemHunter, included in the historic apartheid anthology 25 Years of Freedom, a finalist in a poetry contest run by Rui M Publishing and included in their Nature anthology, and others.

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