Caleb Azumah Nelson

Honoree, 2021 5 Under 35

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing is forthcoming or has been published in the White Review and Litro. (Photo credit: Stuart Ruel)
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Open Water

ISBN 9780802157942 Black Cat / Grove Atlantic

In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists—he a photographer, she a dancer—and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. More about this book >

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Caleb Azumah Nelson

Caleb Azumah Nelson is a British-Ghanaian writer and photographer, living in South East London. His writing is forthcoming or has been published in the White Review and Litro. He was recently shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, the Palm* Photo Prize, and won the Palm* People’s Choice award.

(Photo credit: Stuart Ruel)

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