Victor A. Kwansa, Esq. is a Ghanaian-American writer and attorney from Prince George’s County, Maryland. He received a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 2008, and he graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011. Victor was a finalist for Lena Waithe's 2021 Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab Writing Track. He was also a semifinalist in Final Draft’s 2020 Big Break Screenwriting Contest, the 2020 ScreenCraft Virtual Pitch Competition, the 2020 ScreenCraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition, and the 2018 MACRO Episodic Lab powered by the Black List, which was conducted in partnership with Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria.
Victor’s poetry and essays have been featured in Essence magazine, The Huffington Post, Blavity, and a Yale booklet for incoming freshmen. Victor was also interviewed for the BET special, "Content for Change: Black x Jewish." In addition, he was selected for the For(bes) The Culture community, and he was featured in The Root’s online gallery of up-and-coming artists and entrepreneurs.
Victor has spoken and/or performed at events for various organizations such as Yale University, Harvard University, Clemson University, the University of Akron, the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., K-12 schools, and community centers. While at Yale, Victor co-founded a performance poetry group which mainly consisted of minority students. As a Harvard Law student, Victor participated in Street Law workshops for juvenile offenders and interned for education-related nonprofit organizations. During law school, Victor also visited Ghana and toured historic sites such as slave castles and a former slave camp. Overall, Victor wants to create art that helps shape culture and positively impacts society.