Foday Mannah hails from Sierra Leone and currently lives in Scotland, where he is employed as a teacher of English. He holds an MSc in International Conflict and Cooperation from the University of Stirling and an MA with Distinction in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. In his writing, Foday seeks to represent the experiences of the remarkable people he encounters in life; within this context, his pieces often explore and highlight the disproportionate use of power — both domestic and political.
His short story, Amie Samba, was shortlisted and published in the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. Foday has also had pieces shortlisted and longlisted/highly commended for the Commonwealth, Bridport, Sean O’Faolain, Mo Siewcharran, Brick Lane and Morley writing competitions.
He has also had stories published in Doek Literary Magazine and The Decolonial Passage.