On 10 December Aoife Lennon-Ritchie spoke to Gabeba Baderoon and Sifton Anipare about getting published, emigrating and feminism. It was the final panel in the 2021 #ReadingAfrica week.
Aoife Lennon-Ritchie is the founder the Lennon-Ritchie Agency, a literary agency based in Cape Town.
Gabeba Baderoon is an associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and African Studies at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA. Baderoon holds a PhD in English from the University of Cape Town and has held post-doctoral fellowships in the Africana Research Center at Penn State and the Islam, African Publics and Religious Values project at the University of Cape Town. She is a poet and the co-editor of the recently-published Surfacing: On being black and feminist in South Africa. She was born in South Africa.
Sifton Tracey Anipare is a Ghanaian Canadian writer who lived and taught in Japan for four years. She is the author of Yume.
Editorial note: Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia (author of The son of the house) and Yewande Omotoso (author of An unusual grief) were scheduled to participate as well. Sadly Onyemelukwe-Onuobia experienced connectivity problems and Omotoso had contracted Covid-19, so neither could participate.