Maqeda, Ethel

Ethel MaqedaEthel Maqeda is a Sheffield based short story writer originally from Zimbabwe. Her stories are inspired by Shona and Ndebele storytelling traditions and her experiences of her growing up in a township in Gweru, Zimbabwe. She has short stories published in various publications including Big Writing for a Small World (English Pen, 2012); Verse Matters, (Valley Press Anthology, 2017); Wretched Strangers (Boiler House Press 2018); Chains: Unheard Voices (Margo Collective, 2018) and in various issues of Route 57: University of Sheffield Creative Writing Journal. When she’s not writing, she relaxes by going to the theatre, going to poetry and prose readings and volunteering with organisations that support asylum seekers and refugees.