Kim is currently writing a novel exploring the intersections of inheritance, freedom, and race relations surrounding the slave trade in 18th-century and present-day West Africa/Ghana. She has completed a feature-length screenplay on the same topic and has written a memoir about living in Ghana.
Kim is also working on a short story collection inspired by oral tales about her family, who moved from Alabama to Vauxhall, NJ, during the Great Migration. On the back-burner is a speculative novel set in the future.
Other writing honors include a Hambidge Center NEA Fellowship, Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship, Rona Jaffe Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Ghana, where Kim conducted research for her novel. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University.
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