Foday Mannah hails from Sierra Leone where he studied English Language and Literature at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He worked as a teacher and lecturer before moving to the United Kingdom. He currently lives in Scotland where he teaches English. He holds an Msc in International Conflict and Cooperation from the University of Stirling and an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. His short story “Amie Samba" was shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize, and was published in the anthology of the same year. Foday has also had his works shortlisted and highly commended for the Bridport, Sean O’Faolain, Mo Siewcharran and Brick Lane writing competitions.