Daphne Pratt was born in 1943 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She attended the Annie Walsh Memorial School in Freetown, and proceeded to the UK where she got her MA from Aberdeen University in 1966, and a post graduate Certificate of Education from Maria Grey College, which is affiliated to London University. She was Head Teacher of a number of schools including The International School Ltd., and retired as the first principal of Limount College, a private secondary school founded in 1996. She wrote 'Masire', a play in Krio, which was performed in Freetown in December 2006; 'Salon Na Wi Yon', a collection of Krio poems published in 2008, and 'For Den Pikin' a collection of Krio Folktales and proverbs, published in 2012. She is married to L.J. Tani Pratt, and they have two daughters and three grand children.