Amna Dumpor was born in 1968 in Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina where she was involved in the media and theatre. She worked as a proconsul in Mostar assisting in the evacuation of 10,000 children and vulnerable people during the Bosnian war. She arrived in the UK in 1992, gaining a degree in Contemporary Business and Political Economy and a postgraduate diploma in Refugee Studies. Her first poetry book was Tears in the Heart (1998, Mostar). She has been involved in many projects and creative workshops in the UK and abroad and is currently a portal editor.