Interview with Nana Ayebia Clarke MBENana Ayebia is a Ghanaian-born publisher currently resident in the UK. She has a BA (Hons); and MSt in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford at Regents Park College. She was Submissions Editor of the highly acclaimed Heinemann African and Caribbean Writers Series for 12 years where she published and promoted prominent writers and Nobel Prize winning authors. She founded Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited with her husband David in 2003 and were later joined by their son Nick Kweku in April 2012. She was awarded an Honorary MBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 for services to the British publishing industry.
We spoke to her about her career as a leading publisher of African books – first at Heinemann Books with the African Writers Series and then with her own publishing firm Ayebia Clarke Publishers – as well as her fond memories of Oxford.
Watch the video below.