Our Authors

Preston L. Allen

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Preston L. Allen, a recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, is the author of Jesus Boy, the critically acclaimed novel All or Nothing, and the award-winning collection Churchboys and Other Sinners. His stories have appeared in num …

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Anthony Anaxagorou

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Anthony Anaxagorou is a poet, playwright and writer of prose. He won the London Mayor’s Respect Slam at the age of 14 was commissioned at the age of 17 by the BBC to write a series of poems that death with the human condition. The poems were aired on Y …

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Indu Balachandran

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Indu Balachandran had a thirty-year-long career in advertising, growing from copy-trainee to Executive Creative Director at J. Walter Thompson. Her best-selling first book Don’t Go Away, We’ll Be Right Back—The Oops and Downs of Advertising took reader …

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Stephen Bourne

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Stephen Bourne, has been specialising in black British histories since 1991. He has written over 15 books, including the acclaimed Black in the British Frame, Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music and The Motherland Calls: Britain’s Black Servic …

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Claudia Chibici-Revneanu

Claudia Chibici-Revneanu, author of Of Murder, Muses and Me

Claudia Chibici-Revneanu is a geographically confused Austrian, who lived a brief but happy time in Italy, a long time in different places in England and Wales (completing her PhD in Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick), as well as in …

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Jess de Boer

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Jess de Boer was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya to a privileged Dutch family in the region. From a young age, inspired by her surroundings, Jess had a strong desire to bring about appositive change in the world. On graduating from University, Jess w …

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Justin Fox

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Travel writer, novelist and photographer JUSTIN FOX was editor of Getaway International magazine. Fox was a Rhodes Scholar and received a doctorate in English from Brasenose College, Oxford University. He was a research fellow at the University of Cape …

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Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

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Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin are the founders of The Trayvon Martin Foundation (http://trayvonmartinfoundation.org/), which aims to create community programming based on non-violent initiatives, and raise awareness of the impact of violent crimes on …

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Pede Hollist

Pede Hollist

Pede Hollist is an associate professor of English at The University of Tampa, Florida. His work draws upon the African consciousness, showing through literature the experiences of those on the continent and the experiences of those a part of the Africa …

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Anietie Isong

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Anietie Isong started his career as a journalist with Radio Nigeria, in Lagos. His short stories have been published in journals and broadcast on the BBC and Radio Nigeria and he has won several writing prizes including the Commonwealth Short Story Awa …

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Radhika Jha

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Rhadika Jha is an Indian writer. She studied anthropology at Amherst College and did her Master’s in Political Science at the University of Chicago. She has worked for Hindustan Times and BusinessWorld, as well as the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, where she …

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Fred Khumalo

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Fred Khumalo is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction from Durban, South Africa. Khumalo’s work has appeared in various publications, including the Sunday Times, the Toronto Star, New African magazine, the Sowetan and Isolezwe. His books i …

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Paula Lennon

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Paula Lennon was born in England to Jamaican parents, the sixth child and only girl amongst five boys. She lived in Jamaica during her teens and attended college in Chapelton, Clarendon. Back in England, Paula worked for many years as a commercial lawy …

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Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm

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Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm is a writer, a playwright and the founder of Candace Magazine, aimed at women of colour. Her initiative was rewarded by many prizes, including the Black Business Woman of the Year, the National Black Women Achievement Award and, …

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Bernice L. McFadden

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Bernice L. McFadden is a critically acclaimed African-American author. She has written nine novels including Sugar, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious, which w …

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Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Fiston Mwanza Mujila was born in 1981 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, where he went to a Catholic school before studying Literature and Human Sciences at Lubumbashi University. He now lives in Graz, Austria, and is pursuing a PhD in Romanc …

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Masande Ntshanga

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MASANDE NTSHANGA is the winner of the inaugural PEN International New Voices Award in 2013, and a finalist for the Caine Prize in 2015. He was born in East London in 1986 and graduated with a degree in Film and Media and an Honours degree in English St …

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Irenosen Okojie

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Irenosen Okojie is a writer, curator and Arts Project Manager. She has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Southbank Centre, and the Caine Prize. Her writing has been featured in the Guardian and the Observer. Her short stories have been pub …

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Jacqueline Shaw

Jacqueline Shaw

Jacqueline Shaw was born in London and since 2001 has worked within the fashion industry in the UK, China, Turkey, and now in Africa. She is a Fashion Designer by profession, a businesswoman, bespoke bridal-wear dressmaker, an eco-entrepreneur and visi …

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Nikhil Singh

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Nikhil Singh is a Cape Town based artist, writer, musician and film-maker. He has fronted the critically acclaimed South African art-rock bands The Wild Eyes and Hi Spider, as well as releasing a plethora of solo albums under the moniker ‘Witchboy’. He …

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Stephen Thompson

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Stephen Thompson was born in Hackney to Jamaican parents. His first novel, Toy Soldiers, about a young man’s attempts to overcome his drug addiction, was published in 2000 to critical acclaim. He has written several novels and plays. He was a member of …

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Obinna Udenwe

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Obinna Udenwe is one of the most published young short story writers in Southern Nigeria. He was shortlisted for the 2012 Nigeria Literary Star Search and long listed for the 2013 Naija Stories Best Short Contest. He won the 2009 National Top 12 Award …

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Emily Urquhart

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Emily Urquhart, a writer and folklorist, grew up in a small town in southwestern Ontario and has lived in Nice, Dublin, Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Kyiv, among other places. She has a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland …

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Maia Walczak

Maia Walczak

Maia Walczak is a self-taught artist, illustrator and author of adult and children’s fiction. Born in London to Polish parents, Maia has lived in the UK, Chile and Australia, and spent her childhood summers in the forests of Poland. Maia’s previous wor …

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Frances Mensah Williams

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Frances Mensah Williams is the Chief Executive of Interims for Development Ltd. and the Publisher of ReConnectAfrica.com, a careers and business website and online publication for African professionals in the Diaspora with over 35,000 subscribers. Fran …

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Patrick Wilmot

Patrick Wilmot

Patrick Wilmot was born in Jamaica in 1942. A graduate of Yale and Vanderbilt, Dr. Wilmot taught Political Sociology at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria for 18 years and was a political advisor and speechwriter. In 1988, he was abducted by Nigerian s …

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