Na'ima B Robert is 'Muslim, Black, mixed-race, Southern African, Western and woman all in one'. Descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father's side and the Zulu people on her mother's side, she was born in Leeds and grew up in Zimbabwe.
She went on to gain a first-class degree from the University of London. Having worked in marketing, the performing arts, teaching and the travel and tourism industry, she now has a wonderful time being a mum, writing children's books and running SISTERS, a magazine for fabulous Muslim women.
She divides her time between South London and Egypt and is a wannabe Somali in her spare time, still struggling to learn to read it!