Ayesha H. Attah

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Ayesha Harruna Attah is the author of three novels: Harmattan Rain (Per Ankh Publishers), nominated for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; Saturday's Shadows (World Editions), shortlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013; and The Hundred Wells of Salaga (Cassava Republic Press, UK; Other Press, US).

Ayesha was educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU. A 2015 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and Sacatar Fellow, she is the recipient of the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction.

She currently lives in Senegal and loves cooking, green tea ice cream, and staring at the ocean.



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Ayesha is represented by the Pontas Agency.

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