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Awarded a fellowship from Per Ankh Publishers and TrustAfrica, Ayesha Harruna Attah wrote and published her debut novel, Harmattan Rain, in 2009. It was shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.
Her recently released second novel, Saturday's Shadows (World Editions), was shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2014. It is now available in stores in the UK and online. It has been translated into Dutch by Uitgeverij De Geus. For more inquiries contact the Pontas Agency.
Ayesha was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University and received an MFA in creative writing from NYU in 2011. She is a 2014 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate. She is currently living in Senegal learning and translating Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the oldest sources of African literature. In her spare time, Ayesha loves to stare at the ocean. She was born in Accra, Ghana.
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