Pede Hollist, a native of Sierra Leone, is an associate professor of English at The University of Tampa, Florida. His interests cover the literature of the African imagination—literary expressions in the African continent as well as in the African Diaspora. So the Path Does not Die is his first novel. “Going to America,” has appeared in Ìrìnkèrindò: A Journal of African Migration and “BackHomeAbroad” on the Sierra Leone Writers Series website. His short story "‘Foreign Aid" was on the shortlist for the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing.