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Marcelle Mateki Akita is a writer, freelance consultant and co-founder of Afrikult. She is Programme Co-ordinator at Royal African Society and lead producer for the Africa Writes 2019 festival hosted at the British Library. She previously worked for the Caine Prize for African Writing as Web Content Editor. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Morland Writing Scholarships.

Marcelle founded matekiwrites blog in 2016 as a way to document her healing process and reclaim her words/voice from the talons of self-doubt and also, most significantly, because she believes in the magic of creating. Though not updated as regularly as it once was, Marcelle shares her healing journey on Instagram.

Her work has appeared in National Theatre’s News Views, University of Hull’s CultureNet: Writer of the Moment, Adinkra Magazine, Ain’t I a Woman Collective, AFREADA, Aké Review, Black Fly Zine and the forthcoming Writivism 2019 anthology titled Unbreakable Bonds. Her debut collection Lizard & Other Stories was published in December 2016. She is working on her novel and lives in London, while frequenting Accra.

For event bookers, please find the official biography and headshot here.


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Beulah Davina | Photographer

Beulah Davina is a natural hair blogger, cartoonist and photographer born in London and currently living in Bristol.

Her natural hair blog, The Creamy Crack Rehab is an online space dedicated to celebrating the aesthetic of natural hair and the humour within the natural hair community.

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