Nkenna Akunna

Nkenna is an Igbo playwright and performer from London. Her work has been staged in the UK and USA, and she is a winner of the 2021 Rosa Parks Playwriting Award and 2021 Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award from The Kennedy Center, the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting, and the 2021 Papatango Prize. Nkenna is currently an MFA candidate in Playwriting at Brown University and she is represented by Alex Rusher at Independent Talent. Nkenna is a co-director of Skin Deep, and has been writing and editing for Skin Deep since 2015. She leads our online editorial work, including our written interview series Skin Deep Meets. She is currently based in Providence, Rhode Island and missing London every day. Email Nkenna if you want to talk about Black Creatives Fund, writing for Skin Deep online, pitching creative projects, or Skin Deep Meets. Email: nkenna at skindeepmag dot com / Twitter: @nkenna_akunna / Insta: @nkenna_akunna

Nkenna Akunna's articles

Centering Black life in a time of Black social death – Skin Deep Meets Barry Jenkins
a moment of silence
Skin Deep meets Rebekah Murrell
Skin Deep meets Alfie Enoch