Artist & Writer

Akwi Nji is a Cameroonian American artist creating in words, performance, and visual arts. While engaging in a successful artist career, Akwi is also in high demand as a speaker & consultant.


The what of her

art & words

Akwi was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and raised in Cameroon, Africa. Her experiences as a Cameroonian and Cameroonian American inform her work as she explores the intersections of gender, parenthood, race, tensions between "outsider" and "insider", and concepts of geographical and spiritual home.