Mbozi Haimbe

Mbozi was born and raised in Zambia. She writes African inspired fiction, both realist and speculative. Her work has been published by Granta online, Catapult and Catalyst Press. Mbozi has been a panelist at the Cambridge Short Story Festival, and a guest speaker at the Suffolk Book League and the University of Suffolk. Mbozi is also a scriptwriter.

Her short story, ‘Madam’s Sister’ won the Africa Region prize of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019. It also won a PEN America/Robert J. Dau 2020 award for best debut short stories.  Another of her short stories, ‘Shelter’ won first runner up for the Short Story Day Africa 2020 competition, and was nominated for a Nommo award. 

A qualified social worker, Mbozi holds an MSt in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. She splits her time between the UK and Zambia.

Current Projects

Mbozi is recently completed her debut novel, an Afrofuturistic story drawing on the traditions of North-Western Zambia. She is currently a scriptwriter for a television series, and is outlining the sequel to her debut novel.


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