A. Rafael Johnson

A. Rafael Johnson is a Kimbilio Fellow. He earned his BA in Drama from the University of Texas, and his MFA in Fiction from the University of Alabama. Andy has spent time working in post-conflict reconstruction efforts in Liberia, and directed the UA in Zanzibar Study Abroad Program. His work has been seen in African American Review, Kweli, and is forthcoming in Callaloo. Andy taught creative writing and literature at The University of Alabama, but is currently transitioning into a consultancy with TerraLuna Collaborative, based in Minneapolis.

Johnson is the author of The Through

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“Writing your first novel is like trying to swim underwater to a place you’ve never been before, without a map, while learning to inhale water and exhale whale song, while writing your first novel about trying to swim underwater to a place you’ve never been before, without a map, while learning to inhale water and exhale whale song.”

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