A.B. Kyazze is a British-American writer and photographer. For 18 years she worked with humanitarian aid organisations such as Refugees International, 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, where Into the Mouth of the Lion is set, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Darfur (Sudan), Uganda, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, India and many other countries across Africa, Asia and the Balkans.
Into the Mouth of the Lion will be published by Unbound in May 2021. Based on Amelia’s notebooks and photographs from when she worked in Angola in 2002, the book is about a photographer searching for her missing sister at the end of Angola’s civil war.
Her photographs and non-fiction work have been published in travel magazines, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Medium and other places.
She was long listed for the Mslexia Women’s First Novel Prize in 2017.
She also writes short stories. Her short stories were selected as story of the month for the Byte the Book network in May & September 2020. Other recent publications include a short story in The Great Lakes Review and in the National Anthology of Flash Fiction 2019.
She lives in Southeast London with her young family, and is working on a series of novels set in Darfur, Eastern Congo, Paris, London and Boston. Find out more here.