Zoë Gadegbeku is a Ghanaian writer living in Boston. Her work has appeared in Brittle Paper, Saraba Magazine, Afreada, Blackbird, and The Washington Post. Her essay “My Secondhand Lonely,” published in Slice Magazine and reprinted in Longreads, was included on the notable list in the 2018 edition of Best American Essays. She was a fellow in the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice as an undergraduate at Georgetown University, and a participant in the 2017 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, Barbados. She also completed a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in June 2019. She received her MFA in Fiction from Emerson College, where she worked in communications and taught first-year writing.
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