Zakiya Jamal

Cindy Seip

Zakiya Jamal, a writer and media manager, contributed the nonfiction essay “Cuban Impostor Syndrome” to Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (Flatiron Books), edited by Saraciea J. Fennell. This anthology of bestselling authors and up-and-coming voices explores the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. Jamal, along with Elizabeth Acevedo, Kahlil O. Haywood, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and others, present texts that delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes to memories in the kitchen, travel around the world, addiction, and identity. The book is a celebration of a rich and diverse community. Booklist called it “Candid … Nuanced … Each theme is worthy of its own volume … The deeply personal approach of each contributor will connect with readers of all backgrounds …”