Born to Tanzanian parents, Erica has lived in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya. She began her career in the film industry as a screenwriter in South Africa and has worked in various capacities in the television sector, including as a commissioning editor and an executive producer.
In 2019, her short story ‘How to Marry an African President’ was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and for the Queen Mary Wasafiri Writing Prize. It was shortlisted for the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. She has been published in Kwani 6 and in the Writivism anthology. Erica is currently at work on her first novel, All the Real Girls.