Anelile is a Pietermaritzburg-born author, mother and scientist, with a BSc in Microbiology and Cellular Biology (UKZN) and an Honours degree in Environmental Science (NWU). Since moving to Johannesburg, she published her debut novel, iGoli Dreams, (2015).  She has contributed to publications like Living Whilst Feminist, Ayana Magazine, Daily Maverick, Imbawula, Live Literature Market and My Black Matters. Alongside these, she has presented at research conferences like the Water Show South Africa, Indlulamithi Scenarios and the 25 Years of Democracy conference. She is a passionate activist against gender-based violence and discrimination. She identifies herself as an eco-feminist.