Kuchenga is a Black transsexual feminist whose work seeks to cleave souls open with truth and sincerity.
She has been published in many online magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
She chooses to live wherever her heart leads her.
She is proud to be called a ‘lady of letters’ and a ‘woman of wanderlust’.
She is currently writing a novel telling the tale of a young black trans girl from North London whose triumphant journey takes her down a path of sexual scandal, substance abuse and a mission to prove the Jamaican family legend that she is a descendant of Admiral
In the years to come she hopes to follow in the footsteps of Marie Daulne and Johny Pitts to see if she can become a true ‘Afropean’.
Our contributor, Kuchenga Shenjé, offers a personal reflection on the importance of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place. Has Kincaid’s text aged well in a Caribbean wrestling with the baggage of colonial rule and its residual prejudice towards queer individuals?