Ellen Banda-Aaku

Ellen Banda-Aaku is a UK-born Zambian writer who writes mainly for children. She has won several literary awards, including the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, the Penguin Prize for African Writing for her novel Patchwork, and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Ellen's work- in books, radio dramas, and an award-winning documentary film- focuses on social issues impacting girls and women. Ellen has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She has lived and worked in Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, and the UK, and now lives with her children in Zambia and the UK.