Born in Somalia, Fartumo Kusow immigrated to Canada at the start of the civil war. Her first novel, Amran, was serialized in October Star, Mogadishu: Somali National Press in 1984. Since her arrival in Canada in 1991 she has earned a B. Arts Honours in English Language and Literature and B. Education from the University of Windsor. She now teaches English literature courses for the Greater Essex County District School Board. A mother of five adult children, she lives in Windsor, Ontario.
Fartumo's recent novel, A Tale of a Boon's Wife, has been published by Second Story Press. She shares her experiences, skills and expertise as an invited guest throughout, presenting at workshops, conferences and Universities internationally and throughout North America. Her honesty, compassion and guidance helps others in opening their minds and hearts to become the heroes of their own life stories. She is truly a gift to all that encounter her.