Nikala Asante

writer.independent human rights advocate


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Inspired by great women writers such as Maya Angelou and Alice Walker, Nikala Asante seeks to create community and global change both within and outside of her writing. Asante’s body of work includes six published books within the genres poetry, fiction, social justice, and education.

Combining her writing with a love for performance, Asante shares spoken word nationally and internationally.  She has been featured in two documentaries, 16th Strike: The Documentary and Nice: A Place to Start, and a 2015 episode of PBS NewsHour highlighting Art and Activism in Houston’s Third Ward.

Asante’s commitment to learning and service has led her to traverse eleven countries while engaging in research and service projects such as developing theories about African centered education in Ghana and delivering needed resources to refugees in Haitian border towns.

Asante is a University of Houston alumni.  As a Creative Writing graduate, she was the first undergraduate alumni to be featured in the UH English Department’s alumni newsletter in the history of the university.

In addition to writing and performing, Asante is very passionate about education.  She is a proud homeschooler and founder of Black Homeschool Mom, a resource site for African centered educators.

Asante is available for speaking, workshops for women and youth, and performances year-round.




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