Elleke Boehmer is a writer and critic specialising in African and Indian literature in English.

She is the author of four novels, including Screens Against the Sky
(shortlisted for the David Higham Prize, 1990), Bloodlines (shortlisted for the
SANLAM prize, 2000), and Nile Baby (2008). She has published monographs,
editions and anthologies, including Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
(1995, 2005) and Stories of Women (2005). Her biography Nelson Mandela
(2008) has been widely translated, and her edition of Robert Baden-Powell’s
Scouting for Boys was a 2004 bestseller. She is Professor of World Literature
in English at the University of Oxford, and Professorial Governing Body Fellow
at Wolfson College.