Mohammed Naseehu Ali is a writer and musician from Ghana. He is the author of The Prophet of Zongo Street, a collection of short stories. Ali’s fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Mississippi Review, Bomb, Gathering of the Tribes, Essence, Open City, and others. He was the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and also The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Ali lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches undergraduate fiction at NYU’s Creative Writing Program.