Somali-British Novelist Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somaliland, in 1981 and she moved to Britain at the age of four. Her first novel, “Black Mamba Boy,” a book based on her father’s memories, won the Betty Trask Prize and it also got shortlisted for many other honours. Her second novel, “Orchard of the lost souls,” set in the background of the Somalian civil war, won the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 2014. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Nadifa was also selected for the Granta Best of Young British Novelists in 2013. In 2021, her Novel “The Fortune Men” was shortlisted for the booker prize.