Ghanaian author Ayesha Harruna Attah was recently featured in the 6th issue of Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice’s magazine LEI.

Ayesha was born in Ghana but currently lives in Senegal. She is the author of five novels: Harmattan Rain, Saturday’s Shadows, The Hundred Wells of Salaga,The Deep Blue, and Zainab Takes New York. Ayesha has achieved a number of honors and awards including the 2015 Africa Centre Artists in Residency Award Laureate and the 2016 Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship for non-fiction. Recently, her latest novel, Zainab Takes New York, has been acquired by Assemble Media for a film adaptation,

LEI (SHE) magazine is a 2017 project started from the Career Service department of the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice. The magazine is published every four months and highlights the lives women in the workforce to their younger students and recent graduates.

Ayesha looks radiant in a turquoise top and black skirt amongst the canals and bridges of Venice. Venice, a city in northeastern Italy made up of over 100 small islands, is famous for is romantic and scenic waterways and is a major travel destination for many. The photoshoot was shot by Sharon Ritossa.