Zalika Reid-Benta

Zalika Reid-Benta

Ontario

Zalika Reid-Benta is a Toronto-based writer whose first book Frying Plantain has been recently published. In 2011, George Elliott Clarke recommended her as a “Writer to Watch.” She received an M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University in 2014 and is an alumnus of the 2017 Banff Writing Studio. She is currently working on a young-adult fantasy novel drawing inspiration from Jamaican folklore and Akan spirituality.

zalikareidbenta.com, @Literati167