In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Mariam Akabor was born in Durban, South Africa in 1984. her education includes a BA, English and Media & Communication, BA Honors, Creative Writing and Media (Cum Laude), and she is a Qualified Creative Writing Mentor (using the right brain, by Felicity Keats).
Mariam began writing at a very young age. She is the author of five books, the latest being a collection of short stories called Flat 9 (umSinsi Press, 2006), which has been approved as a high school reader in one of the provinces in South Africa. Whilst still in high school, she created and edited the teenage writers newsletter, Ink-links, for high schools in KwaZulu-Natal, which was endorsed by the KZN Department of Education. Mariam writes using the right-brain method that she has learnt from author/publisher Felicity Keats. As an undergraduate, she was selected as one of the top five creative writing students in her second year English class. She has edited and wrote articles for the Islamic newsletter at university.
Currently, she edits the Dancing Pencils Club Magazine, a quarterly creative writing magazine available to members of Dancing Pencils Writing Clubs in and out of South Africa. She hopes to complete a novel one day. Apart from writing, she loves reading books and enjoys surfing the net and graphic design. She has an interest in Islamic Mysticism and anything historical.
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
Islamic Writers Alliance, Inc.
Flat 9 – Islamic Fiction Novel