Festival Internazionale
di Letteratura a Venezia
25 28 May 2022

Ayesha Harruna Attah

Ayesha Harruna Attah was born in Accra (Ghana) in 1983, under a military government, in an open-minded family of journalists where stories represented the bread-and-butter. Her novels “The Hundred Wells of Salaga” (“I cento pozzi di Salaga”) and “The Deep Blue Between” (“Il grande Azzurro”), were finalists for prestigious awards and her works were published in the «New York Times Magazine». Nowadays she lives in Senegal and is considered one of the strongest voices in African fiction. Her recent “Zainab Takes New Yor” (2021) is a charmingly humorous novel on the encounter of different worlds and mentalities, observed from the viewpoint of young girl who learns to fall in love in New York.