Akila is an award-winning writer and poet. She performs and reads inter/nationally and collaborates within a range of art genres. Her short story ‘Secret Chamber’ was published in Peepal Tree Press’ anthology Closure as were her poems in the ‘Filigree’ anthology of Black British Contemporary Poetry in 2018. Current work includes printed poems on clothes and textiles in a collective exhibition for ‘Constructed Geographies’. Akila is due to publish her first poetry pamphlet.
Akila’s portfolio includes managing creative projects with the current Lit-Up Mentoring/Publishing Scheme for Waterloo Press and programming for the international Mboka Literature Festival.