Name
Ellen Banda-Aaku
Name (reversed)
Banda-Aaku, Ellen
Bio

<b>Ellen Banda-Aaku</b> is a Zambian author and producer for radio drama and film. She was born in the UK in 1965 and grew up in Zambia, Africa.

Her first children's book, <i>Wandi's Little Voice</i>, won the Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa in 2004. In 2007, Banda-Aaku also won the Commonwealth Short Story competition with her short story, 'Sozi's Box'.

<i>Patchwork</i>, published in 2011, is her first adult novel. It won the Penguin Prize for African Writing and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2012. Her short stories have since been published in anthologies in Australia, South Africa, the UK and the US.

She currently lives in the UK with her children.

You can find out more by visiting ellenbandaaaku.com

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Author