Author and speaker Kesha Ajose-Fisher is committed to fighting for social justice, and her
dedication to this cause can be seen in everything she does. She works in social services, is a
vocal advocate for immigrants and refugees, and she champions equality and education while
opposing the poverty that plagues humanity. But her humanitarian mission does not stop there.
Her writing is similarly committed to effecting positive change in the world. Her debut
collection of fictional stories, No God Like the Mother, focuses on the lives and realities of
women who have been tasked with holding up the sky, all while the world whispers “you’re
doing it wrong”. It has been described as “hauntingly beautiful”, “compelling”, and the
writing as “lyrical” and “rich”. This is perhaps unsurprising, as Kesha tackles the book’s difficult
subject matter with an unflinching yet heartfelt touch.
No God Like the Mother has been named as the WINNER for this year’s Oregon Book Award.
She has also earned a number of prestigious awards for other essays and stories she has written
over the years, including The Phoenix Literary Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for Short Fiction
in both 2011 and 2012. Her writing has been published in several online and print collections,
and in such publications as Multicultural Familia magazine, the Alchemy literary magazine, and
twice in Beyond Black & White magazine.
Kesha currently lives in Oregon with her family, where she can be found writing, reading,
cooking spicy food, and spending time with her loved ones.
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