Amelia B. Kyazze – Writer, Photographer and Political Analyst
Amelia B. Kyazze is a writer, photographer and political analyst based in Southeast London.
For eighteen years she worked with humanitarian aid organisations such as Oxfam, Save the Children and the British Red Cross. She travelled to more than forty countries documenting humanitarian crises and efforts to rebuild or prepare for future disasters. Her work took her to Angola, Congo, Darfur (Sudan), Uganda, Indonesia, Nepal, India and many other countries across Africa, Asia and Southern Europe.
In 2015 she left full-time work to go freelance and spend more time with her young family. In addition, she did a Creative Writing MA course at London’s City University, finishing in September 2017. As part of this course she completed a draft of her novel Into the Mouth of the Lion, a mystery set in the last days of Angola’s civil war. She is now working on a series of novels set in Africa and London. She also writes short stories, and her piece Rush Hour is included in the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2019. In addition, she writes book reviews of children's literature.
She is currently looking for a literary agent or publisher for her novels while working as a freelance editor and researcher. She was encouraged to find that she was long-listed for the Mslexia Woman’s First Novel Prize 2017.
Amelia is a member of the Greenwich Writers Meetup, sharing drafts and tips with other writers. She is also exploring collaborations with other artists and writers in Southeast London to potentially establish new creative writing workshops for children in schools and at local festivals.
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As part of her humanitarian work, she has delivered speeches in Geneva, Brussels and at UN side events in New York. She has been interviewed by CNN, Al-Jazeera and many other news outlets. Her non-fiction work has been published in the Huffington Post, the International Review of the Red Cross, ODI/HPN and many other places.
Her photography has been published in a series of books, The Humanity in the Landscape Series, available on Blurb.com. She has participated in solo and group shows of her photography in New York, London and Oxford. Her photography portfolio can be viewed here.
If you are an agent, or a writer/photographer/artist interested in collaboration, please get in touch with her at Abkyazze@yahoo.com.