Writer, Editor

Fiction | Nonfiction

Efemia Chela is a Zambian-Ghanaian writer and editor. In 2014 her debut story, ‘Chicken’, was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing. In 2021 she was the Quay Words/ English PEN digital writer-in-residence. She has worked as a copy and developmental editor for seven years editing, fiction, non-fiction and academic titles for the book trade. Her writing has appeared in places like the Johannesburg Review of Books, PEN Passages: Africa, Wasafiri and Short Story Day Africa collections amongst others. She currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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