Malaka. was born in Accra, Ghana to an African-American mother and Ghanaian father. Her experiences growing up and viewing the world through the clouded lens of a “hybrid Ghanaian” girl child helped her to appreciate and analyze the unique struggles that women of all races and ethnicities must overcome within the confines of their culture. Her goal as a writer is to buoy the collective voice of African women.

Malaka. writes about the things that intrigue her most: politics, economics, agriculture, marriage and sex on her blogs Mind of Malaka ( and Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women (www.adventuresfrom) and has been interviewed on NPRs ‘Tell Me More’ with Michel Martin, BBC Focus on Africa, and several international radio and print publications.