Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson is the international best-selling and award-winning author of four novels. Her accolades include being the recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction. Her most recent novel, Yellow Wife, follows an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia. Yellow Wife has been named a “Most Anticipated Historical Fiction Book of 2021,” by O, The Oprah Magazine and SheReads, as well as a “Books We Love” pick by PARADE and BuzzFeed. Her forthcoming novel The House of Eve (publishing March, 2023) is a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal. Johnson is a Kimbilo Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children.


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