Lawrence Hoba was born in 1983 in Masvingo. He studied Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Zimbabwe. He represents a new generation of budding writers who are determined to have their voices heard but recognizes that writing is more art than impulse. Hoba’s short stories and poetry have appeared in the Mirror, the magazine of the Budding Writers of Zimbabwe, and various blogsites including www.zimbablog.com. Lawrence was published in Writing Now (2005) and Laughing Now (2007) and has currently completed working on a collection of his short stories.