Mubanga Kalimamukwento is an emerging Zambian writer whose first novel, The Mourning Bird, won the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award 2019 and is forthcoming with Jacana Media on June 1st, 2019. Her work is published or is forthcoming in The Advocates for Human Rights, Two Sisters Writing and Publishing, the Dreamers Creative Writing magazine and The Airgonaut. She won the Two Sisters long short fiction competition in January 2019 and received an honourable mention in the Dreamers Writing Contest: Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home, in February 2019. She’s a current Hubert H. Humphrey (Fulbright) Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs for her policy proposal on Zambia’s compliance with the Mandela Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. She’s also a proud mother of two boys.