Andrea Mbarushimana is a poet and fiction writer. She has performed on BBC Radio’s The Verb and as a lead poet in the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival 2021. Her first mixed collection The Africa In My House (Silhouette Press, 2017) was followed by Airshow (Gloucestershire Poetry Society V20 winner, 2019) and The Fatbergs (KFS Press, 2021). She regularly runs creative writing workshops in schools and the community, and has particular experience with refugee and migrant communities and with young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. She is currently working on her first novel.