Stella Gaitano Adaya works as a writer, as well as being a pharmacist. Stella is a South Sudanese born in Khartoum in 1979. Stella’s book entitled ‘Wilted Flowers’, which is a collection of short stories, was published by Dar Al-Azza. Stella won the Professor Ali El-Mek Award, in a contest by the French Cultural Center in cooperation with the ‘Al-Ayyam’ newspaper in 2001 and 2004. ‘A Lake the size of a papaya and everything here boils', published in two parts, and ‘towards prisons' won these awards respectively. Stella returned to South Sudan in 2012.