Preserving and writing history: a dialogue with Ayesha Harruna Attah


In this article you will find an interview by an excited journalist who talks with the writer of The Hundred Wells of Salaga. The book about the hundred wells is the third book by Ayesha Harruna Attah. In this book Attah delves into her personal roots to write about her great great grandmother.    Advertisements

Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah


She made an impression with her novel The Hundred wells of Salaga. The writer Ayesha Harruna Attah was born in Ghana studied in the United States of America, stayed and worked in Brazil and now lives in Senegal. She wrote her book while delving into her ancestry. In this short interview she answers questions on her … Continue reading Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah

The Hundred Wells Of Salaga: An Excerpt


There is a need for pre-colonial topics in African literature. I think this important. Recently I read The Triangle by the Ugandan author Nakisanze Segawa. From the other side of the continent we now have The hundred wells of Salaga, by the writer Ayesha Harruna Attah. This book is set in the days of slavery. … Continue reading The Hundred Wells Of Salaga: An Excerpt

excerpt from ayesha harruna attah’s


Ayesha recently published her second novel. The title of this novel is ‘Saturday’s Shadows’. The book is set in a fictious West African country, long after a civil war that is still very present in the minds and hearts of the people.  Here you find an excerpt of her novel.