M. F. C. Assoum was born and raised in Sydney, Australia in 1989. He attended The University of Sydney where he completed a Bachelors of Science in 2011 and a Masters of International Public Health with Dissertation in 2013. He the attended The University of Queensland in Brisbane where he is currently completing his PhD in infectious diseases in child populations.
His love for writing and culture have taken him on journeys around the world, where he travelled to remote, untouched communities to learn of their stories and traditions. These experiences are captured in his works.