Gracious Changaya born on 6th June 1975, hails from Kachenje Village. T/A Kawamba in Kasungu District. A Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a holder of an Advanced Diploma in Banking, she works with New Building Society (NBS) Bank as a Routine Control Manager. A poet and short story writer. C hangaya has contributed many stories to Malawi News and Nation's newspapers. His first poem World of Tears won ﬁrst prize in the 2000 Peer Gynt Literary Awards.