Jabril was born in Pasedena, California, before relocating at the tender age of two months to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His childhood was spent reading and running around in the Riverwest neighborhood of northeastern Milwaukee where he also attended public high school at Riverside University. After high school, where he wrote for the school newspaper and dazzled teachers with his grasp of the english language, Jabril left Milwaukee to attend the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, graduating in early 2010.

After graduation, Jabril returned to Milwaukee, falling back in love with the city he grew up in. While becoming involved in a growing arts and culture movement in the city, he was drawn back towards writing as a vessel for his own personal satisfaction and self-expression. Jabril has created two journalistic storytelling projects focused on his hometown — documenting the city’s street festivals and telling the personal stories of regular people.

Jabril started working on his first novel in late 2012. The science-fiction work, based in a world rife with government control and abuse of power, is the story of a man reluctantly thrust into a position of leadership he isn’t quite ready for. Will he conquer his own demons and become the man his world needs?

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