Maimuna Ismail was born at Bumangi village in Butiama district found in Musoma-Mara region. She is currently working at TUDARCo as an assistant lecturer (Literature) in the School of Education and Human Development-SoEHD. She holds a Master degree of Arts in Literature from the University of Dar es salaam (2014). Her research interests include gender and literature. She is currently at her initial stage of PhD proposal writing. She enjoys using her skills to nurture her literature students in reading, interpreting and analysing African narratives that are being told by African writers and the globe at large. Oral literature is another area of interest as she believes that it expresses the culture and history of our communities. Currently, she has enjoyed working with IF as a researcher and has gained a lot from researching Tanzanian myths and natural environment protection.