Raïs Neza Boneza was born in the former Zaïre, now Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Boneza is a writer and poet with 3 poetry collections, 2 books of non-fiction and several articles and essays on transformative justice. He has travelled extensively in Africa and around the world as a lecturer, educator and consultant for various NGOs and institutions. His work is premised on peace and conflict transformation and human-rights issues coming out of Africa and the Diaspora. Boneza is currently a freelance journalist based in Trondheim, Norway.