Joy Notoma is a Nigerian-American fiction writer and journalist from South Carolina who lives in Toulouse, France. She moved to France in 2020 after living in West Africa for two years where she worked as a freelance journalist covering culture, identity, and entrepreneurship in Benin Republic. Her reporting, essays, and fiction have appeared in Epiphany Zine, CNN, Al Jazeera, Quartz Africa, Longreads, Catapult, and ZORA, among other outlets. She has been a member of fiction writing cohorts at Tin House and The Hurston/Wright Foundation. Joy is a workshop leader for New York Writers Coalition and a reader for Passengers Literary Journal. She is fiercely plugging away at a short story collection and, on days when she's bold enough, a novel. Stay tuned for her upcoming podcast where she discusses the writing journey with two other emerging writers. In the meantime, find her on Twitter @joyinstillness and www.joynotoma.com.
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