Efemia Chela was born in 1991 and is a Zambian-Ghanaian writer, literary critic and editor. Her first published story, ‘Chicken’ was nominated for The 2014 Caine Prize For African Writing. Efemia’s subsequent short stories and poems have been published in places like New Internationalist, Wasafiri, TOKEN and PEN Passages: Africa. She co-edited the 2016 Short Story Day Africa collection, Migrations. In 2018 she was the Andrew W. Mellon Writer-in-Residence at Rhodes University. Efemia is currently the Francophone and Contributing Editor for The Johannesburg Review of Books.