About

There’s so much to be written, so much that’ll never be etched, yet the words you find herein, from my heart they have been sketched. ~ LaYinka Sanni

LaYinka Sanni is a published writer who – once upon a time – used to write regularly for SISTERS magazine; she has also had her work of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry appear in local newspapers, online magazines, and two anthologies.

Having worked as the Director of An-Najm Publishers (the first UK-based small publishing house and retailer to specialise in Islamic fiction) for 3 years, LaYinka embraced a role as a writing mentor, helping aspiring writers tighten their work. This ultimately led her to editing, mentoring, and critiquing on a more formal basis at LY’s Writing Service. She now puts her publishing knowledge and skills to work as the Managing Editor of Sisters Awakening Press.

This is LaYinka’s hub of fiction, creative non-fiction and ‘floetry’. Once known by the pen name Umm Junayd, then the alias The Londoner, LaYinka Sanni is now the name her writing is published under.

A lover of World Literature and drawing inspiration from the likes of Leila Aboulela, Petina Gappah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Naguib Mahfouz, Yasmina Khadra, and Chinua Achebe, LaYinka likes to dip in and out of literature by African writers as she kindles a love for the motherland. 

I write because I am but a web of words woven with threads of thought. A translucent sliver of silver when placed before light, held together by gold sprinkles of His Mercy. ~ Taken from Wealth Surround Me

Feel free to comment and critique pieces LaYinka shares, and say hi once in while. You can also ask her questions and read the answers to some that readers have asked on the Ask Me page.

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Love and peace
LaYinka S.

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