Dalilla Hermans was born in Rwanda and adopted. She grew up in the Kempen, lived in Antwerp and has now settled in Bruges. Dalilla has made it her mission to discuss and tackle racism and discrimination. She worked as an editor at Charlie, makes the interview series The Race Files, and wrote a book about her life path that was released by Manteau in May 2017: “Letter to Cooper and the World”. That year she reached the finals in ‘The smartest person in the world’ and she was the most googled person in Belgium.
In 2018 her children’s book “Brown Girl Magic”, with illustrations by Fatinha Ramos, was published and she contributed to “Zwart”. She wrote her first fiction book “Black Out” in 2019. In 2020 Dalilla’s first theater play ‘her (e)’ premiered at NTgent and her book ‘The last thing I want to say about Racism’ was released. Together with Ebissé Rouw she edited the collection of stories: ‘Afrolit’ Dalilla is a regular columnist at De Standaard and guest lector at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Currently she is working on a second play, a podcast, a new book and a documentary.