Mbozi Haimbe was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia. She writes both speculative and realist fiction inspired by her African childhood. Her short story, “Madam's Sister” won the Africa Regional Prize of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2019, as well as a PEN America/Dua award for best debut short stories. Climate change is the key theme of her story, “Shelter” which won first runner-up of the 2020 Short Story Day Africa competition; it was also nominated for a Nommo award. Mbozi lives in Norfolk, UK with her family.