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Attica Locke Inducted as Honorary Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, celebrated the induction of three distinguished individuals into its sorority this weekend as Honorary Members during its 71st Boule in Dallas. Among these notable figures is the New York Times best-selling author, Attica Locke.

Attica Locke is an acclaimed author of five novels, including Heaven, My Home, the sequel to the Edgar Award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird. Her other notable works include Pleasantville, which won the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction; The Cutting Season, winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence; and her debut novel, Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Beyond her literary achievements, Locke is also a screenwriter and TV producer. She has contributed to popular series such as EmpireWhen They See Us, and the Emmy-nominated Little Fires Everywhere, for which she won an NAACP Image Award for television writing. Additionally, Locke co-created and executive produced the adaptation of her sister Tembi Locke’s memoir, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, for Netflix. This series became a top 10 hit in over 50 countries during its first weeks on air. Tembi Locke was also inducted as an Honorary Member of the sorority along with Attica Locke during this Boule.

The sorority made the public announcement with the following graphic via their social media channels.

Locke’s induction into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as an Honorary Member underscores her remarkable contributions to literature and television, reflecting the sorority’s values of excellence and leadership.