Elleke Boehmer

Elleke Boehmer

Elleke Boehmer, born in Durban on the Indian Ocean, is a novelist, critic, and short-story writer. Her novels include Screens Against the Sky (1990, David Higham Prize shortlisted), Bloodlines (2000, SANLAM Prize shortlisted), Nile Baby (2008), and The Shouting in the Dark (2015, winner of the Olive Schreiner Award for Prose). Her most recent publications are Indian Arrivals, Postcolonial Poetics: 21st-century readings and the Australian edition of The Shouting in the Dark, and other southern writing, which came out from UWA Publishing in early 2019. She has published a widely translated biography of Nelson Mandela and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.