Adiela Akoo


Author's Bio

Adiela Akoo, a recipient of the prestigious Dux Award, is a South African poet/writer with a background in banking and comprehensive healing.

Her poems and essays first appeared in print in the quarterly literary journal, The Moving Finger. She has since been published in a variety of magazines, journals and anthologies including Fidelities, Different Horizons, Sincerely Yours , Emotional Journey's', Renaissance, Sufi, Nature 2018-2019, Grey Thoughts, 25 Years of Freedom, Tales for Love, and others.

She also won the Poetry in my Mind August 2019 Poem Contest with her poem " As You Perceive", which has been translated into Bangla and Turkish by fellow poets. "Redolent" was a runner up in a contest by Rui M Publishing. "Pre Natal" was nominated Poem of the Day on the popular poetry site PoemHunter and "Whiplash" was quoted in The South African House of Parliament.

Lost in a Quatrain is her debut and has been described by readers as "Heart Touching" and 'Soul Healing"

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Publications & Prizes

25 Years of Freedom (Microbe Press, 2019)
Grey Thoughts (Writers Club Press, 2019)
renaissance (Nightingale & Sparrow, 2019)
Sufi (Sun Publishers, 2019)
Tales for Love - Nature 2018-2019 (R&M Publishing, 2019)
Different Horizens (Unique Graphics, 2001)
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Winner of Poetry in my Mind Poem Contest August 2019 


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Last update: Oct 28, 2019