Parlei Rivière

Parlei Rivière is the penname of Jamiella Brooks, an academic living in Philadelphia, PA. As a Black mother-scholar, daughter, and descendant, she explores the intersections of language, anti-colonialism, and space. She considers speculative fiction as a speech act—changing the course of our futures by speaking into existence that which was not once was. She is published in numerous academic spaces, including Faculty Focus and the Chronicle of Higher Education. This is her debut creative fiction publication.