Biography

Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ayesha Harruna Attah published her debut novel, Harmattan Rain (Per Ankh Publishers), in 2009. It was nominated for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Saturday's Shadows (World Editions) was shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013. Her forthcoming novel, The Hundred Wells of Salaga (Cassava Republic Press,) will be released in May 2018.

Ayesha was born in Accra and educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU. A 2015 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Sacatar Fellow, she won the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction. She currently lives in Senegal and loves making ice-cream and staring at the ocean.