Vamba Sherif was born in Liberia and spent part of his youth in Kuwait.  During The First Gulf War he fled to Jordan, then Syria, before moving to The Netherlands as a refugee.  Sherif read Law and is an ambassador for the Dutch Refugees Council. In his novels he explores the themes of identity, exile, war, Islam, love and belonging.  The impacts of history and migration on the individual are featured prominently in his work.  His novel about the founding of Liberia Land of my fathers, published in Dutch when he was 24, was first published in English in 2017. He co-edited the book Black: Afro-European literature in The Netherlands published in 2018. He is a movie reviewer and speaker at literary and other events such as Thinking Planet International Philosophy Festival, Writers Unlimited Festival, Time of the Writers Festival, Aké Festival and many others. This is his website: