Hawa Jande Golakai is a former, current and futuristic refugee who hails from Liberia. She has too many jobs and is exhausted. She writes crime, speculative fiction and is in an unhealthy relationship with all twisted tales. She is also a medical immunologist, creative consultant and educator.

She is a laureate of the Africa39 list of most promising writers, winner of the Brittle Paper Award 2017 for nonfiction, longlisted for the NOMMO Award for speculative fiction 2019 and nominated three times for her crime novels.

She is a 2019-20 winner of the Miles Morland Scholarship for her upcoming science fantasy novel Spectral. Hawa’s work has been published in numerous places, including Granta, BBC and Omenana. Currently, she lives in Monrovia with her son and too many chickens.