Born in London, Foday Mannah spent his formative years in delightful Sierra Leone where he studied English Language and Literature at Fourah Bay College. On graduation, he worked as a teacher and lecturer before migrating to the United Kingdom.
Foday currently lives in Scotland where he is employed as a high school teacher of English. He holds an Msc in International Conflict and Cooperation from the University of Stirling and an MA with Distinctin in Professional Writing from Falmouth University. Foday’s writing seeks to represent the experiences of some of the truly remarkable people he has encountered in life. Within this context, Foday’s writing especially seeks to explore the disproportionate use of power both domestic and political.
His short story Amie Samba was shortlisted for the 2019 Bristol Short Story Prize, and was published in the anthology of the same year. Foday has also had stories shortlisted and highly commended for the 2019 Bridport, Sean O’Faolain and Mo Siewcharran writing competitions.
Further inspiration and ideas are provided by his other half Cynthia, and his daughters Tanaka and Mandipa.