The God Child by Nana Oforiatta Ayim, a coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her freedom in the midst of familial, cultural and political constraints, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
Ayim is a Ghanaian writer, art historian and filmmaker. She is founder of the ANO Institute of Arts & Knowledge, through which she has pioneered a pan-African Cultural Encyclopaedia. She was a contributor to the 2019 New Daughters of Africa anthology and in February 2019 delivered a TED Talk. Ayim will curate the Ghana’s first pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. She lives in Ghana.
Ayim will be at The Book Lounge in Cape Town for the launch of her debut novel, in conversation with Mohale Mashigo, on 14 February 2020.
‘Meditative, gestural, philosophic: a brave reinvention of the immigrant narrative, unapologetically inward-facing, seductively lyric … Unprecedented.’ – Taiye Selasi
‘I read this novel very slowly. I didn’t want to miss anything … It is a rich, beautiful book and when I got to the end, I wanted to start again.’ – Chibundu Onuzo