Mohammed Naseehu Ali, Creative Writing

Mohammed Naseehu Ali, a native of Ghana, is a writer and musician. He is the author of The Prophet of Zongo Street, a short story collection. Ali’s fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mississippi Review, Bomb, A Gathering of Tribes, Essence, Open City and other publications. He was the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. Ali lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches undergraduate fiction at NYU's Creative Writing Program. His short story "Ravalushan" was recently selected as one of The Best American Short Stories 2016. Ali holds degrees from Bennington College and Interlochen Arts Academy.