Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ghanaian writer Ayesha Harruna Attah’s debut novel, Harmattan Rain (Per Ankh Publishers), was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2010. Her second novel, Saturday’s Shadows (World Editions), was shortlisted for the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project. Ayesha was educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU. She was a 2014 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Instituto Sacatar Fellow. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Asymptote Magazine, and the Caine Prize Writers’ 2010 Anthology. She was awarded the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction. She currently lives in Senegal.

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