Samantha Samakande

Samantha Samakande graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Community and Justice Studies (a.k.a Values, Ethics and Social Action). She chooses to exist in the margins, among those that speak the languages of struggle and resistance, justice and witness, love and resilience. Her lifelong love affair with literature, as well as her experience as an immigrant, existing in the borderlands of things, have made her a poet—an observer, a listener, and a storyteller.