Dr. Innocent Acan

Medical Doctor

Acan is a medical doctor and writer. She won the Writivism Short Story Prize in 2016, and has been published by AFREADA magazine, Omenana Magazine, and Brittle Paper.

Her most recent works have appeared on Sooo Many Stories and in Selves: An Afro Anthology of Creative Nonfiction. Acan has published an illustrated children’s book titled The Pearl Trotters in Black, Yellow, Red.

For Acan, writing has always been her first love and she looks forward to a literary future where African stories will break the mould even more than they do now.

Acan is a 2018 Young and Emerging Leadership Project fellow of the LéO Africa Institute.