“A rare mix of balladry, criticism, and reportage. Hari Ziyad writes of the times with clarity and courage. They appeal to truth and beauty.”
— Darnell L. Moore, author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
MARCH 1st, 2021
Hari Ziyad is a screenwriter, the author of Black Boy Out of Time (Little A, 2021) and the Editor-in-Chief of RaceBaitr. They received their BFA from New York University, where they concentrated in Film and Television and Psychology.
Their work is informed by their passion for storytelling, and wrestling with identity as a Cleveland, Ohio-born Black, non-binary child of Muslim and Hindu parents.
They are a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellow, and their writing has been featured in Gawker, Out, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ebony, Mic, Paste Magazine, AFROPUNK, in the peer-reviewed academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, and in the anthology co–edited by Michael Dumas, Ashley Woodson and Carl Grant entitled The Future is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education, among other publications.
Photo by Alexey Kim