Adiela Akoo

Adiela Akoo is a South African Poet, Author, and Founder of The Quilled Ink Review literary journal. She is a recipient of the prestigious DUX Award and was nominated as one of the Top 7 'Most Promising Literary Influencers' in the GBC Awards 2020. She has a background in banking and comprehensive healing and has volunteered in the position of Vice Chair of the Literacy Association of South Africa, KZN. She has also represented the Durban UNESCO City of Literature in various collaborations with other cities of literature. Adiela has been published in a variety of anthologies and journals across the world. Lost in a Quatrain, her soul-stirring debut collection of relatable, thought-provoking poetry on a journey to becoming, a journey of hope and healing, was First Runner Up for poetry in the SAIP Awards 2021. Her second collection will launch in 2024. Find out more and connect with Adiela here: