Elizabeth is an active artist and teacher. She holds an MA in Early Modern English Literature
from King’s College London and completed her teacher training at the University College
London’s Institute of Education. She has seven years’ experience teaching Creative Writing,
English and Film, and received a First-Class BA (Hons) from Bucks New University, where she
was also the recipient of the award for Highest Overall Mark in the Faculty of Creativity and
Culture (2008).She is co-founder of ‘The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies’, where she
was also editor (2014-2017). Amisu is also a keen writer of fanfics at FanFiction.net.
Gild Your Shadows: Collected Short Stories
Autobiographical and incredibly revealing, dark, thrilling, deliciously sensual, in ‘Gild Your Shadows’, award-winning stories grounded in real life are interspersed with tales that venture to the furthest reaches of the imagination.
Written over a period of ten years, from 2003-2013, these fourteen stories chart emotional highs and lows of their characters. From the slow depressive breakdown of a corporate store assistant in ‘The Art of Becoming Invisible’, to the non-physical avatar of Buddy Holly, which captivates a doctor at the operating table in ‘Michael and the Hollies’.
In ‘A City Called Sloth’, a police inspector attempts to solve a crime before the spectre of a deadly sin claims him. In the futuristic African city of Eger, a teenage love affair defies culture and reputation, while in ‘The Love Hit’, love is available to drink in bottles at the bar amongst many other emotions. In these stories shadows surface, and are adorned with gold.
14 original short stories including:
•The Bestseller, winner of the SilverWood ‘Beat the Author’ Competition, 2013
•January 3rd (Winner of the MigMag.co.uk ‘New Year’ Competition, 2012)