“Fiction writers need, aside from an imagination and self-discipline, a strong sense of self-belief.” Farah Ahamed, The Missing Slate’s Author of the Month for April, talks to Cecilia Greco.Read More
Farah Ahamed is a Kenyan lawyer with a Creative Writing Diploma from the University of East Anglia who currently lives in the UK. Her short stories have been published by Kwani?, Bridge House, Fey Publishing, and New Lit Salon Press. In 2014 her story ‘Zoloft for Everyone’ received a commendation at the Winchester Writer’s Festival, ‘1972’ was nominated for the Caine Prize for African writing, and she was shortlisted for the SI Leeds Literary Prize for a collection of short stories. In 2015, ‘Red is for Later’ was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize and the Caine Prize for African writing.