Biography One – under 100 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a freelance writer, producer and literature programmer. She is the lead producer of the Royal African Society‘s Africa Writes festival at the British Library, Bernie Grant Arts Centre‘s Tottenham Literature Festival and Apples & SnakesSPINE Festival. She previously worked for the Caine Prize for African Writing. She co-founded literary community organisation Afrikult. Her fiction appears in online and print journals including AFREADA, Aké Review and Unbreakable Bonds anthology. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. She has two forthcoming children’s books with Hodder Education in 2020. She sporadically grams/tweets @matekiwrites.

Biography Two – 50 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a published fiction writer, shortlisted for the 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships. She lead produces and programmes Africa WritesTottenham Literature Festival and SPINE Festival. She previously worked with the Caine Prize for African Writing and co-founded Afrikult. She has children’s books forthcoming with Hodder Education in 2020.

Biography Three – 30 words:

Marcelle Mateki Akita is a fiction writer, producer and literature programmer. She produces Africa Writes, Tottenham Literature and SPINE festivals, and was shortlisted for 2018 Morland Writing Scholarships.

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