Anse Najiyah Maxfield is the award-winning author of many articles, poems and short stories. Her young adult novel, Sophia’s Journal, explores themes of inclusion and identity and is being taught in several middle and high schools across North America. She spent three years as the Managing Editor of Discover: The Magazine for Curious Muslim Kids and is now head of publishing at Daybreak Press, Rabata’s non-profit publishing company. She lives in Hutchinson, Kansas where she kayaks in the summer, crochets in the winter, and plays “The Floor is Lava” with her four granddaughters year-round.
Anse Najiyah has taught English and history in the States and in the Middle East, and now teaches two courses with Ribaat: “Public Speaking and Community Outreach” and “Writing Your Story: Creative Writing”, in addition to leading Project Lina workshops and periodic webinars on the writing craft.
Anse Najiyyah has been teaching communication courses on writing and public speaking with Ribaat since 2015.