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Biography Zee Edgell

Zee Edgell

Zee Edgell was born in Belize City in 1940. She is the author of four novels including Beka Lamb (1982), In Times Like These (1991), and Time and the River (2007). Her short story, “My Uncle Theophilus” was published in The Caribbean Writer in 1998. Edgell was awarded the Fawcett Society Book Prize and the Canute Broadherst Prize for Short Fiction. Her commitment to social justice is reflected in her work as an educator and journalist, as well as in her fiction.  She has worked as a reporter in Jamaica between 1965 and 1966 and for various international aid organizations in Africa and Asia throughout the 1970s. In 1981 she returned to Belize to serve as Director of the Women’s Bureau and later as the Director of the Department of Women Affairs. She also lectured at the University College of Belize, and currently she is an associate professor at Kent State University in Ohio.

Zee Edgell nació en la Ciudad de Belice en 1940. Es autora de cuatro novelas, entre ellas Beka Lamb (1982), In Times Like These (En tiempos como estos) (1991), y Time and the River (Tiempo y el rio) (2007). Su cuento corto “My Uncle Theophilus” (“Mi tio Theophilus”) fue publicado en The Caribbean Writer en 1998. Edgell recibió el Premio Literario de la Sociedad Fawcett y el Premio Canute Broadherst para Cuentos Cortos. Su compromiso con la justicia social se evidencia en su trabajo como educadora y periodista, como también en su obra narrativa. Ha trabajado como periodista en Jamaica y para varias organizaciones en África y Asia. En 1981 regresó a Belice para servir como directora de la Agencia de la Mujer y luego como directora del Departamento de Asuntos de la Mujer. Enseñó en la Universidad de Belice, y actualmente es profesora en la Universidad Estatal de Kent, en Ohio.

Audio Recordings with Zee Edgell

Selected Works at the Library of Congress