Novel Voices -Cherie Jones and Nekesa Afia in conversation with Ellah Wakatama
Cherie Jones is the author of How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House. She is a lawyer based in Barbados. She won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 1999. She then studied Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam in 2015, where she won both the Archie Markham Award and the A.M. Heath Prize. In 2015 she was also awarded a full fellowship from the Vermont Studio Centre. A collection of inter-connected stories set in a different small community in Barbados won the third prize in the Frank Collymore Endowment Awards in 2016.
Twenty-four-year-old Nekesa Afia has just finished her undergraduate degree in Journalism and English and is a publishing student. Dead Dead Girls is her debut novel, an exciting new historical mystery series set in 1920s Harlem. When she isn't writing, she's dancing, sewing, and trying to pet every dog she sees. She's been writing since she was a child.
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This event is presented in partnership with Creative Manchester and the Centre for New Writing from The University of Manchester with Blackwell’s Bookshop.
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