“The goal is to bring an authentic African hero into American pop culture. Having this kind of positive African image in mainstream culture is long overdue.” ~ Bolaji Denise Ajayi Williams, Best-Selling Author

Summary: Bolaji Denise Ajayi Williams is a Wife, Mother, Author, Animal Rights Advocate, and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of WorkingMomin20s.com (WM 1920s Magazine). WM is described as a place where women go to gather motivation, embrace the feminist’s agenda, draw inspiration, connect with relevant cultural matters, and a forum to reflect on social, political and economic topics that impact their daily lives. Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams is a recipient of several distinguished awards including a US Congressional Award for Outstanding Contributions, a US Senatorial Award for Outstanding Community Leadership, named “Global Women Champion” by the Global Connections for Women Foundation (an award-winning charity organization that has also honored President Joyce Banda, Wendy Diamond, Intel, Simon Venture Group and others), and she also caught the attention of Forbes Africa‘s Top 30 Under 30.

Beyond her WM 1920s Magazine legacy, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams is also the bestselling author of “Akiti The Hunter“ — which has sold thousands of copies worldwide. Akiti the Hunter is part of a five-part children’s book series that chronicles the adventures of an action hero based on African folklore. The book came to fruition particularly because Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams wanted to give her child and other children of African descent a story of a hero that resembles a champion from their own community. The book, however, has also won the hearts of children from multiple ethnic backgrounds.

Nationality: African-American

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Industry: Literature

Q: Why author the book, Akiti the Hunter? on gc4women.org

A:  I wanted to give her child and other children of African descent the story of a hero that resembles a champion from their own community. The result is Akiti the Hunter — a five-part children’s book series that chronicles the adventures of an action hero based on African folklore. In traditional tales from the Yoruba tribe of West Africa, Akiti was a hunter and wrestler who boasted magical feats of strength. The book is available for purchase worldwide on Barnes & Nobles, Walmart.com and Amazon.com.

 

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