Ellen Banda-Aaku is a Zambian born in the UK who has lived, studied and worked in Ghana,
South Africa, the UK and Zambia. She has published three books for children and her short
stories have appeared in anthologies published in Australia, South Africa and the US. In
2004 she won the Macmillan Writers' Prize for Africa for Wandi's Little Voice, a book
for children. In 2007, her short story, Sozi's Box was the overall winner of the 2007
Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Ellen has three university degrees and currently lives
in the UK with her two children.