Adanze Asante embarked on her writing career when she lived in Harlem, trying to launch a community garden. The garden never grew, but her writing did. She is a recent Clarion West graduate. Ms. Asante earned her M.A. in journalism from U.C. Berkeley and her writings have appeared in the following publications: Omenana, The Network Journal, The New York Daily News, The Oakland Tribune, New York Newsday, The Oregonian, Corpus Christi Caller Times, and African Voices Magazine. She is currently an English Professor at The City University of New York.