Shailja Patel

About Shailja Patel

Shailja Patel is the bestselling author of “Migritude”, currently taught in over 150 colleges and universities worldwide.   Her poems have been translated into 17 languages, and featured in the Smithsonian, and her performances have received standing ovations on four continents.

Honored by the Nobel Women’s Initiative with a Global Feminist Spotlight, and named one of Fifty Inspirational African Feminists by the African Women’s Development Fund, Shailja is currently a Research Associate at Five College Women’s Studies Research Center in Massachusetts, and a Civitella Ranieri 2021-23 Fellow.