African Bulletin interview Nana Ayebia MBE 13th October 2015
The African Bulletin: Who is Nana Ayebia?
Nana Ayebia Clarke: Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE is a Ghanaian-born award-winning Publisher specializing in quality African and Caribbean writing for an international readership. She holds a BA (Hons) and M.St from Oxford University. She was Submissions Editor of the highly regarded African and Caribbean Writers Series published by Heinemann Educational Publishers at Oxford for 12 years where she worked as part of a team in the International Department that published and promoted the world-renowned African Writers Series. The AWS published prominent and Nobel Prize winning writers to world audiences. Writers published under the African & Caribbean Writers Series imprints included Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Nurrudin Farah, Derek Walcott, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Buchi Emecheta, V.S. Naipaul, Zee Edgell, Ayi Kwei Armah, Mariama Bà, Yvonne Vera, Kofi Awoonor, Dambudzo Marechera, Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela, Earl Lovelace, Sam Selvon, Ousmane Sembène, Bessie Head, Véronique Tadjo, Kofi Anyidoho, Okot p’Bitek et al. The Heinemann African Writers Series published a corpus of work (from 1962 - 2002) that has now become accepted and acknowledged as the African Literary canon.