Luso Mnthali was born in Malawi, grew up in Botswana and now lives in Cape Town, South Africa. She went to university in Southern Illinois, and also has an LLB from the University of Pretoria. She has worked as an Assistant Editor at Books Live, and has written for various publications such as The Huffington Post, New African Woman and Clutch. Her short stories have appeared in South African and Canadian anthologies. She is currently the Editor at Afripopmag.com and also works as a freelance writer, with recent work in OkayAfrica, Equal Times and Essence Magazine.