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YABA BADOE

YABA BADOE

YABA BADOE

YABA BADOE is a Ghanaian-British filmmaker and writer. A graduate of King’s College Cambridge, she was a civil servant in Ghana before becoming a general trainee with the BBC. She has taught in Spain and Jamaica and worked at the University of Ghana. Her short stories have been published in Critical Quarterly, African Love Stories and Daughters of Africa. Her first adult novel, True Murder, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2009. Her first YA novel, A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award in 2018 and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2018. Wolf Light was published in April 2019 and her latest YA novel, Lionheart Girl, will be published in October 2021. Yaba lives in London.

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