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Amina Iro

Assistant Editor, Legacy Lit, Hachette Book Group


Amina Iro is an Assistant Editor at Legacy Lit. She started her publishing career as an Editorial Assistant at Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, where she worked on titles by esteemed authors such as Cicely Tyson and Zora Neale Hurston. She has edited books including Sing a Black Song by Black feminist icon Ntozake Shange and Sipping Dom Perignon Through a Straw by global humanitarian Eddie Ndopu. A writer and performance poet originally from Prince George’s County, MD, Amina was a 2020 Fellow for the Watering Hole Winter Writer’s Retreat. She has performed at venues in the US, England, Nigeria, and South Africa. Amina is a graduate of the First Wave program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied Neurobiology and English Creative Writing. She is interested in nonfiction books with brave motifs that invite readers to the juncture of identity and social change and create new awareness through crucial yet overlooked connections. In particular, she is passionate about social science, psychology, and narratives from women and people of color, as well as fiction, poetry, and literature that illuminate the many facets of Black and queer life.


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