Victoria Princewill , author of In The Palace of Flowers is a British-born management consultant-turned-writer. She sees herself as a historical fiction novelist whose work is driven by a desire to write forgotten intelligent African women back into our world. Princewill was educated at Oxford and UCL and has earned a BA in English and MA in Philosophy. Her work on race and contemporary culture has been published by the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent, the London Review of Books and n+1 magazine.
Victoria is currently working on her third degree at King’s College London in Neuroscience, she seeks to amass a breadth of knowledge across disciplines within the arts and sciences.
You can keep up to date with her writing at victoriaprincewill.com and follow her on clubhouse to experience more of the mind that brought the atmospheric debut novel In The Palace of Flowers to life.
“With captivating storytelling skills and impressive historical knowledge, Victoria Princewill has written an awe-inspiring, dynamic and powerful novel about a part of African history that few other writers have told. In giving voice to Jamila Habashi, whose first person account is the only existing account of an Abyssinian slave in 19th c Iran, In The Palace of Flowers is both restorative and illuminating while gripping the reader’s mind with vivid and seductive language.”
– Minna Salami, author of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
“A book that is both decadent and intimate, In The Palace of Flowers opened up a part of history I knew nothing about and will stay with me for a very long time.”
– Ayesha Harruna Attah, author of The Hundred Wells of Salaga