Dr. Lizzy Attree is co-founder of the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature. She has a PhD from SOAS, University of London, and she is the author of Blood on the Page (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), a collection of interviews with the first African writers from Zimbabwe and South Africa to write about HIV and AIDS. She is a director on the board of Short Story Day Africa and was director of the Caine Prize from 2014 to 2018. She also sits on the board of Writivism, which is part of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). In 2015, she taught African literature at Kings College London, and she will teach world literature at Richmond, the American International University in London, in the autumn. She has just completed an Arts Council–funded project on African footballers at Chelsea and Arsenal, and her associated anthology of poems, Thinking Outside the Penalty Box, was published by the Poetry Society.
Reclaiming Africa’s Stolen Histories Through Fiction
African historical fiction comes of age....