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Maame Blue


Maame Blue is a Ghanaian-Londoner and author of the novel Bad Love, which won the 2021 Betty Trask award, and was shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize. Bad Love was published as part of Jacaranda’s #Twentyin2020 initiative, and in 2020 Maame also joined a scriptwriting team to remix a Venezuelan telenovela for African audiences.

In her early twenties Maame trained as a psychotherapist and has over a decade of experience working for community and arts organisations in project and programme management. Since then, her short stories have appeared in Not Quite Right For Us (Flipped Eye Publishing), New Australian Fiction 2020 (Kill Your Darlings), and Joyful, Joyful (Pan Macmillan).

Maame was a 2022 POCC Artist-in-Residence, contributes regularly to Writers Mosaic, and has written pieces for Refinery29, Black Ballad and Society of Authors Magazine amongst others. She has also run writing workshops with Arvon, Black Ballad, Words of Colour and The University of Melbourne, and in 2023 she became a Faber Academy Creative Writing Tutor.

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