Hemley Boum was born in Cameroon where she undertook anthropology studies before pursuing international trade studies in Lille. She is the writer of Le Clan Des Femmes (2010), Si D’aimer (2012), and Les Maquisards (2016).  She received the  Prix Kourouma 2015 and Prix du livre engage de la Cene littéraire (2016) for Les Maquisards.

After a first position in Paris, she returned to Cameroon as a key account manager for the Cameroonian subsidiary of a French company. An explorer of her own country, the discovery of agro-food, cotton and forestry companies greatly enriched her vision of Cameroonian society and the international exploitation of local resources. Subsequently, she lived in several African countries before settling in Paris and finding the form that suits her best to enter writing. Hemley Boum crystallizes in her novels urbanity, tradition and history, captured in everyday intimate relationships which gives you the opportunity to see and think from within an Africa far from the clichés.