Born in Sweden, Linn Hjort has lived in South Africa for many years where she studied and worked. She has a Master in Political Studies from University of Cape Town and is currently completing a degree in Media and Communication at Stockholm University. After many years as a freelance journalist and researcher in South Africa, she returned to Sweden to work as chief editor of Stockholm-based weekly, Internationalen before resuming studying and freelancing for various left-wing newspapers. She has a keen interest in feminist issues, racism and class struggles. She writes a lot on issues concerning the African continent.