Biography One – 100 words:

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

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 Two – 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.

Headshot One: Credit – Beulah Davina

Headshot Two: Credit – Beulah Davina

Headshot Three: Credit – Beulah Davina