Edison Nyambeche Yongai was born in Kono District, Sierra Leone. He attended Yengema, Koidu and Magburaka Secondary Schools and did higher studies at Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone) and University of Wollongong, Australia. His other works include the children’s books Check, Come Here! and The Birthday Party; a novel titled Who Killed Mohtta? (all published by Macmillan London Publishers); and The War After the War, published by Tate Publishing in the US. Edison lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and their three kids.