Kadija George FRSA is a literary activist, project arts manager and teacher/trainer of Sierra Leonean descent. After graduating from Birmingham University, in 1985 where she majored in West African Studies, she began her working career in travel, for the global student travel company, STA Travel, becoming the manager of their flagship store in London and then their Africa Specialist. At the same time, she became a freelance journalist specialising in Black arts, Black British literature and women’s issues. She worked for a spell on Africa Economic Digest and Nigeria’s African Concord, creating their ‘diaspora’, supplement, Concord Lifestyle, as well as guest editing for various publications and founding others. She combined her two loves of travel and writing to create the Writer’s HotSpot to take writers of the African Diaspora on field trips to dialogue with writers and arts practitioners in other parts of the world. Consequently, she has travelled extensively around Africa, the Middle East, Caribbean, South East Asia and the USA. As a project manager and event co-ordinator she has co-ordinated several African literary projects in the UK, USA and Africa, organising the first SABLE Litfest in The Gambia in 2007. Kadija has received several awards for her work in the creative arts.
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