Biography One – under 100 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a writer, consultant and co-founder of Afrikult. – a literary organisation widening access to African literatures. She is currently Programme Co-ordinator at Royal African Society co-producing the Africa Writes festival at the British Library, and previously worked with the Caine Prize for African Writing. Her fiction has appeared in online and print journals including AFREADA, Aké Review and Unbreakable Bonds. In 2016 she self-published Lizard & Other Stories and was shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. She blogs on matekiwrites.com and on Instagram at @matekiwrites. She is completing her first novel.

Biography Two – 50 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a writer, consultant, co-founder of Afrikult. and blogs on matekiwrites. She co-produces the Africa Writes festival in London. Her fiction appears in online and print journals, Lizard & Other Stories is her first collection. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. She tweets @matekiwrites.

Biography Three – 30 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a writer, co-founder of Afrikult. and co-produces Africa Writes festival. Lizard & Other Stories is her first collection. She was shortlisted for 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships.

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