About The Author

Nina Skarpsno Heide was educated in Bergen, Norway. Since getting married, she has travelled the world, absorbing many exotic and colourful cultures.

Working for the UN and later for NGOs with the mission of helping street children find dignity, she has come to know a wide variety of people from all walks of life. Her wish is to share this knowledge with the world through her writing, hoping that we as people will recognise the way that we worry and blow up the seriousness of our lives instead of giving thanks for what life can teach.

Her first novel was hand-written due to lack of electricity in West Africa during 1993. Heide has written five novels, five short stories and seven screenplays. She sent her first screenplay to the Indie Gathering Script Writing Contest of 2010 in the United States and received a prize for being among the best ten scripts.

In South-Sudan, Nina worked with traumatised girls abused and neglected through generations of war.

Before moving back to Norway in the autumn of 2019, she lived for four years in Ethiopia, where she worked in the local film industry in Addis Ababa. In 2021 she moved back to Tanzania.
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