Nadia Owusu is a Brooklyn-based writer and urban planner. Simon and Schuster published her first book, Aftershocks. Her lyric essay chapbook, So Devilish a Fire, is a winner of The Atlas Review chapbook series and was published in 2018. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the New York Times, The Literary Review, Catapult, and others. Nadia grew up in Rome, Addis Ababa, Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kumasi, and London. She is an associate director at Living Cities, an economic racial justice organization.