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Born in Zaria, Nigeria, Hafizah Geter is a Nigerian-American writer and editor. She received her BA in English and economics from Clemson University and an MFA in poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Hafizah’s poetry and prose have appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Boston Review, Longreads, and McSweeney’s Indelible in the Hippocampus, among others. She is an editor for Little A and TOPPLE Books from Amazon Publishing, and serves on the planning committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival

Hafizah lives in Brooklyn, New York where she is working on a novel about coming to America and a full-length nonfiction project about the intersection of anti-blackness, climate change, language, borders, and inheritance, and the myriad ways the aftermath of slavery manifests in daily life.


Hafizah's debut poetry collection UN-AMERICAN is forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press, August 4, 2020. Available for pre-order.

Publicist: Kelly Forsythe, Forsythe PRkelly@forsythepr.com.