About the Author Born on 7 April 1982 in the small town of Fiango, Kumba, South West region of Cameroon in Central Africa, Maidem Kayem was raised on the plateaux of the Adamawa region of Northern Cameroon. She is a Fellow of the institute of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and an experienced Certified Fraud Examiner registered with ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) the largest global anti-fraud body. Her professional experience spans over 16 years and has lived and worked in several countries around Sub-Saharan Africa. How the writer was born? In her own words: “I always wrote as a hobby, mostly because my mother who is a teacher and avid reader, loved the little stories I made up. However, travelling around the African continent and around the world, I came across several stories of Africa from different most often offensive perspectives. Our history is told to bring shame and disgust to us, and our present situation encourages belief in those perspectives of Africa. I chose to write fictional stories of our history to change the perspectives. I wanted books that told a story of glory, but also about our pain without dwelling in self-pity and explaining our pride and dignity. At the same time, I didn’t want my stories to be pegged to a particular country or tribe. The places, tribes and names in my books are all fictional. I want every African reading my stories to relate in some way. Some will, more than others, but the stories will speak to every African reader. I want my readers, both African and non-African, to ask themselves questions about the version of history they have been taught of Africa. There is an African proverb that says: Until the day the lion gets its own historian, the history of the hunt will always be written to glorify the hunter. Thus, my books, though fictional will tell a story of Africa from an African perspective.