Zakiya Harris

Zakiya Harris is a New Englander-turned-Brooklynite who works in book publishing. She writes about literature, music and race, and her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Guernica and more.

Posts by Zakiya Harris

Stevie Wonder's life

6 Reasons Stevie Wonder’s Life Should Be on the Big Screen

His music has accompanied over 50 years of our collective lives, so isn’t it about time it became the soundtrack to Stevie Wonder’s life at a theater near you? One August afternoon in North Carolina, nearly 45 years ago, we almost lost Stevie Wonder in a car accident. He was 23 and had just released his 16th studio album. The details of the accident are fuzzy — some say a log slid from the back        …read more

Nina Simone

Nina Simone's 6 Most Soulful Songs

Nina Simone, the ‘High Priestess of Soul,’ was born February 21, 1933. Here are six of the revolutionary icon’s most soulful songs. Nearly 15 years after her passing, traces of singer, songwriter, pianist and activist Nina Simone can still be found in contemporary culture, from an Oscar-nominated documentary to a controversially-casted biopic, a song on Jay-Z’s newest album and her upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nina’s voice — raw and        …read more