About the Author:
Wendy Buonaventura is a writer, dancer and choreographer. Her books and theatre work predominantly explore cultural myths about women. A 30 minute TV documentary, Making Mimi, about her can now be seen on Youtube. She wrote and presented the series ‘Dances with the Devil’ for Radio 4 (chosen for Pick of the Week and Pick of the Day). She has talked about her books on radio 4’s Off The Shelf, A Good Read and Woman’s Hour and radio 3’s Late Junction. She has also written for the ‘New Statesman’ and ‘Dancing Times’. Her books include: ‘I Put A Spell on You’: ‘Buonaventura’s theatrical flourish never deserts her in her bravura leaps through history…The breadth of her knowledge is apparent in every gem of an anecdote’ (Daily Telegraph). Her theatre work has been shown at the Paris Institut du Monde Arabe, Sadlers Wells and at various venues internationally.