Alexis Teyie

Alexis Teyie is a Kenyan writer and feminist. She is a co-founder and poetry editor with Enkare Review, and co-founder of publishing lab, Magic Door.
Alex co-authored a children’s book, Short Cut (2015). She has also published a poetry chapbook, Clay Plates: Broken Records of Kiswahili Proverbs (2016), through the African Poetry Book Fund and Akashic Books (see on LitHub). Her poetry, short fiction or non-fiction have appeared in collections like Routledge’s Handbook of Queer Studies (2019); Queer Africa II (GALA); ID (SSDA); Jalada Africa, among others. She also works as a data nerd and sings for a secret choir in Nairobi.

“I, too, believe where the wound lies in this picture postcard, and others like it, is the fact of the man’s death. That, necessarily, he is dead.”