BORN AND BRED IN MALAWI, NINA was brought up on a healthy dose of mythology and fairy
tales. Both her parents and grandparents were avid readers.
English is Nina’s third language. Nina was nine years old before she was proficient
enough to write essays for school competitions and after-school clubs. She then moved
to England for her higher education.
In 1997 Nina joined KPMG in London as a management consultant. Her focus was corporate
mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The job involved long hours working with investment
banks and Private Equity firms. Nina travelled regularly to the US and Europe. In
the hotel rooms, she often wrote short, creative pieces to wind down.