Meet Margaret Busby and her gorgeous 'fro. Look deep into her eyes. Her face says "finishing some light work on a rainy afternoon", but her eyes scream business.
Born in Ghana to Caribbean parents, Busby was educated at the University of London in the 1960s and went on to become the youngest person and first black woman to establish herself as a publisher in the UK when she co-founded Allison & Busby Ltd with Clive Allison. Busby served as the editorial director there for 20 years.
Aside from, you know, establishing her own publishing company and all, Busby has contributed greatly to the literary and creative scene. She's a writer, editor, reviewer, and broadcaster, with bylines in The Guardian, Independent, Observer, New Statesman, and more. She compiled the Daughters of Africa anthology, has served as a judge for several literary awards, and is the patron of Independent Black Publishers.