Ayesha Harruna AttaGhanaian writer Ayesha Harruna Attah is the author of three novels, of which Harmattan Rain was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2010 while Saturday's Shadows was shortlisted for the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Project. Educated at Mount Holyoke College, Columbia University, and NYU, Ayesha 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.


Harmattan Rain

Saturday's Shadows

The Hundred Wells of Salaga


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