Ellah Wakatama Allfrey is a London-based editor and critic.
She served as a judge for the Man Booker Prize in 2015 and is a Visiting Professor at Goshen College, Indiana, in 2016.
Allfrey is series editor of the Kwani? Manuscript Project and the editor of Africa39, and the anthology Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction.
She has also served as chair of numerous writing and fiction prizes.
Her introduction to Woman of the Aeroplanes by Kojo Laing was published by Pearson in 2012.
In 2011 Allfrey was awarded an OBE for services to the publishing industry.