Photo by Lloyd K. Sarpong



Pain Control, Afreada

Mute, Saraba Magazine

At a Stranger’s Funeral, Blackbird

Miss Freda Pays a Visit, Afreada (included in the 2019 edition of the Best Small Fictions anthology.)


Razors for Breakfast, The Fem Lit Mag (mentioned in this review of The Fem on The Review Review.)

Benediction for Black Madonna, selected as part of the City of Boston Poetry Program


My Secondhand Lonely, Slice Magazine

My Secondhand Lonely, republished on Longreads (included among the Notable Essays in the 2018 Best American Essays Anthology.)

Local Accra with a Twist of International Luxe, Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism, edited by Msia Kibona Clark, Loy Azalia, and Phiwokuhle Mnyandu

Review of Well-Read Black Girl Anthology, The Washington Post

Review of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker by Damon Young, The Washington Post

Genre? I don’t know her…

Safe House, Afreada

Calling Out Ethnic Bigotry in the Ghanaian Public Sphere II, Savannah Lifestyle

Residencies + Workshops

Fellow (Fall 2014- Spring 2015), Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University

Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados, May 2017

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, June 2019


BA, French, Georgetown University, 2015

MFA, Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2017

Find me

Email: zoegadegbeku@gmail.com

Twitter: @HerWildness

Instagram: @zoedlg