Namina Forna is a young adult novelist based in Los Angeles, and the author of the upcoming epic fantasy YA novel The Gilded Ones. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she moved to the US when she was nine and has been traveling back and forth ever since. Namina loves telling stories with fierce female leads and works as a screenwriter in LA.
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- The Gilded Ones Author Namina Forna Could Be The Toni Morrison Of YA Fantasy
- Black Girl Boss Interview with Namina Forna of the Gilded Ones
When we asked our authors what they were or might have been voted in HS, Namina answered most likely to succeed.
Other Fun Facts
- I was bitten by a chimp when I was 6 and I still have that scar.
- One of my favorite places in the world is Tunisia cause I spent summers there as a teen.
- I once lived in Dakar, Senegal.
- I'm an anime buff.
- Growing up, we rehabilitated a crocodile with a broken snout in my pool.