Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and bred in Manchester. She is of Indian/Pakistani descent and writes plays, prose, performance pieces and occasionally passive aggressive tweets. She has worked with Z-Arts, Manchester Lit Festival, Commonword & Cultureword, The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Eclipse Theatre, Tamasha Theatre Company, Dog Horn Publishing, Young Enigma, Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival, Polari and one day hopes to take over the world.

Afshan has recently obtained a degree in Philosophy from the University of London and is currently Deputy Director of Publishing at Dog Horn Publishing and a SLATE Enabler at Eclipse Theatre. Afshan is now studying for her MA in Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures at Manchester University.