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I am a nonfiction writer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but originating with my family from Blantyre, Malawi, currently living and writing in Philadelphia. 

I lived in St. John’s, Newfoundland from the ages of four to ten years old, before our family returned to our home country of Malawi in 1994.  I did the International Baccalaureate for my final two years of secondary school, at a small international school in Wales, before later moving to the US to attend university. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, with a major in International Relations, a minor in Creative Writing, and a certificate in French. I decided to remain in the US after university, and have been working and writing in Philadelphia since 2011; all my family, save for two of my three siblings, remain in Malawi.  

In addition to writing and its necessary corollary, reading, I enjoy cooking as a creative outlet, and traveling whenever I can make those opportunities. I also love exploring Philly on foot, mapping the city by the places I get my coffee so I can write, and by the secondhand bookstores where I find the writers I aspire to follow. 

 

All images are my own.