Efemia Chela was born in Zambia in 1991. She graduated with a BA in French, Politics and Classical Civilisations from Rhodes University. When she grows up she would like to be a midwife of great literature, a better writer, a translator, subtitler and graphic novelist. Chela lives in Cape Town and is currently unemployed which allows her to focus on her writing. Chicken was her first published story and it won third place in the Short Story Day Africa 2013 competition. She tweets @efemiachela.