Author Mariam Ottimofiore at EAC For Book Talk

29 August 2019

We are thrilled to announce that author Mariam Ottimofiore will be at the Expatriate Archive Centre to talk about her new book This Messy Mobile Life on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, from 14:00 – 16:00.

In her book, Mariam writes about how expat parents can apply the Central American indigenous mola as a concept and tool to design their globally mobile family life. She will provide copies of her books for purchase (cash only); we will provide the coffee, tea, and snacks.

Read more on Mariam’s website how this book came to be: This Messy Mobile Life; the Backstory Behind the Book.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat by 15 September by emailing We hope to see you!

About Mariam 

Mariam Navaid Ottimofiore is a Pakistani expat author, writer, researcher and economist. She has lived in nine countries as an expat child and an expat adult. 17 years and four continents later, her life on the move is messy. A 40-foot container, an expat husband from another corner of the world, and two children born 3,000 miles apart have added complexity, challenges and many joys to living a multicultural, multilingual and mobile life. She currently lives in Accra, Ghana, with her German-Italian husband and her German-Pakistani-Italian kids, born in Singapore and Dubai.

Passionate about languages and cultures, Mariam speaks fluent Urdu, English, Hindi and German with some Italian, Danish and Arabic on the side. She is an expert at making embarrassing mistakes in every new language she picks up, is perpetually lost in every new city she calls home and can never remember her new address or where she packed those suede boots!