Anna Samwel Manyanza (Tanzania) writes novels in her mother tongue, Kiswahili. Her debut novel, Penzi la Damu won the Mabati Cornell Prize for African Languages in 2015. She also writes children’s books in English, Kiswahili and German. Little Black Cappy is her debut children’s story and it has been translated into three more languages (Kiswahili, German and French.) Currently, Anna is working on her second novel in Swahili, Mkufu wa Kijakazi (The Maiden’s Necklace). Her short stories appeared in the anthologies Vazi la Mhudumu and in Imbiza Journal for African Writing. She holds Master’s degree in Political Science, English Literary and Cultural Studies and Media Science from the Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany.
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