Illuminating African narratives for readers both inside and outside the continent.

Representing the very best of African creative nonfiction, Safe House brings together works from Africa's contemporary literary greats. In a collection that ranges from travel writing and memoir to reportage and meditative essays, editor Ellah Wakatama Allfrey has brought together some of the most talented writers of creative nonfiction from across Africa.

This creative nonfiction single from Safe House anthology is novelist Hawa Jande Golakai’s diary written during the Ebola crisis in Liberia.

About the Authors

Hawa Jande Golakai

Posted by Dundurn Guest on May 10, 2016

Hawa Jande Golakai

Hawa Jande Golakai spent her childhood in her homeland of Liberia, later living in several African countries when her family fled the civil war. In 2011 she published her debut novel, The Lazarus Effect, a crime thriller that was nominated for several awards. She was nominated by the Hay Festivals as one of the thirty-nine most promising African writers under the age of forty.

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE, editor, critic, and broadcaster, is former deputy editor of Granta magazine, series editor for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize, and the deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She served as a judge for the 2015 Man Booker Prize panel. She lives in London, England.