online home of young adult author sumayyah daud.
“A woman-of-color who writes poetry or paints or dances or makes movies knows there is no escape from race or gender when she is writing or painting. She can’t take off her color and sex and leave them at the door or her study or studio. Nor can she leave behind her history. Art is about identity, among other things, and her creativity is political.”
Sumayyah is a 23 year old young lady who got a degree in English from the George Washington University. She grew up in the DC tristate area and hasn’t left (yet!). She enjoys writing stories about selfish girls, violent girls, and witchy girls (not just those, but they’re what’s most current). She recently signed a deal with Dutton Publishing for her young adult science fiction novelBegin Again, which will be out in the near future. She’s represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.