Lamelle Shaw is a Liberian writer based in South Africa. Her first poem, written at the age of 15 about love during war was published in Tears of Fire, an anthology by the U.S. National Library of Poetry. She was a featured poet at Arts Alive International Poetry Festival in Johannesburg, a regular at Spoken Word Rwanda and has had articles published in For Us in the US, Forbes Africa, the Oprah Magazine, Destiny, Real and Succeed in South Africa and The Service Mag and Accelerator in Rwanda. Her poetry is featured in the Liberian literary magazine “Kwee” and the South African Jazz anthology To Breathe into another Voice. Her first collection of poetry, Ashes of My Heart was published by Forte Publications and is available on Amazon.