Khefa Nosakhere is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the author of the America, the “Beautiful” 2066 trilogy and Institutional racism and the search for African American masculinity and identity in selected works of Richard Wright. Khefa discovered his passion for literature as a youth at the Algiers Point Library, as an honors English student at FW Gregory Junior High School then later in Advanced Placement English at McMain Magnet Secondary School. He holds a B.A. in Literature and Language from the University of Southern California [Fight On!!] He is a charter member of his hometown NFL franchise. WHO DAT ?!? GO SAINTS GO!!
His creative influences are: Maurice White, Rod Serling, Muddy Waters, Chuck D, Curtis Mayfield, Julius [Dr. J] Erving, Sam Greenlee, Norman Whitfield, Lamont Dozier, Stevie Wonder, Christopher [Notorious B.I.G] Wallace, Schoolly D, Ian Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O’Connor, Marlon Brando, Chinua Achebe, A Tribe Called Quest, the Last Poets, Pablo Picasso, Langston Hughes, Ernie Barnes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, August Wilson, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and the incomparable Chaka Khan.
He pays homage to: Dr. Francess Cress Welsing, Dr. Neely Fuller, Dr. Eric Foner. the Honorable Elijah Muhhammad, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, George Padmore, Dr. Chiek Anta Diop, and Dr. Yusef Ben Jochannan, JA Rogers, Dr. WEB DuBois, and Chancellor Williams as major scholarly influences. Khefa has an unhealthy addiction to King Crab legs. He has successfully evaded several intervention attempts by close friends and family. He has vehemently denied he has a problem and obdurately refuses professional help.