From the European South

a transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities

An Interview with Writer Ayesha Harruna Attah

Elisa Bordin


In this interview, writer Ayesha Harruna Attah discusses her last publication, Zainab Takes New York, and how it intersects with other works of fiction related to both African and specifically New Yorkian literature. The figure of the grandmothers – a central narrative device in the novel – resonates with an interest in the history the writer developed in her previous works, The Deep Blue Between and The Hundred Wells of Salaga – two historical novels of slavery set in the 19th century Ghana and South Atlantic.


The Hundred Wells of Salaga, The Deep Blue Between, Zainab Takes New York, migration, slavery



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