Ayesha H. Attah

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Ayesha Harruna Attah
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Ayesha Harruna Attah is the author of five 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; The Hundred Wells of Salaga (Cassava Republic Press, UK; Other Press, US), finalist for the 2020 William Saroyan Prize; a young adult novel, The Deep Blue Between (Pushkin Children's), selected as a 2021 The White Ravens book; and Zainab Takes New York (Headline Accent), a rom-com.

Educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU, Ayesha has degrees in Biochemistry, Journalism, and Creative Writing. 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 is the 2023-2024 Literature Protégée for the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative and is being mentored by Bernardine Evaristo.

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

For literary inquiries, please contact Maria Cardona Serra at Aevitas Creative Management.

For ice-cream visit Popenglace.


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