List of African writers by country

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This is a list of prominent and notable writers from Africa. It includes poets, novelists, children's writers, essayists, and scholars, listed by country.

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Congo (Brazzaville)

Congo (Democratic Republic) – formerly Zaïre

Côte d'Ivoire

Djibouti

Egypt

Birth date not known

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

The Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

National Book Development Council of Kenya Literary Award winner. {Nsemia Inc. Publishers, Author Me, G21}

Lesotho

  • Moroesi Akhionbare (1945– )
  • Caroline Ntseliseng Khaketla (1918–)96
  • Thomas Mofolo (1876–1948), novelist
  • Mzamane Nhlapo
  • Mpho Matsepo Nthunya

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

See: List of Nigerian writers

Rwanda

São Tomé and Príncipe

Senegal

See: List of Senegalese writers

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

See: List of South African writers

Sudan

See: List of Sudanese writers

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Western Sahara

Zambia

Zimbabwe

See also

Notes

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  4. ^ "Maria Alexandre Dáskalos", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  5. ^ "Raul David", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  21. ^ "Inácio Rebelo de Andrade", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  22. ^ "Alcides Sakala Simões", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  23. ^ "Aires de Almeida Santos", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  24. ^ "Timóteo Ulika (Cornélio Caley)", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  66. ^ Matt Meyer, Elavie Ndura-Ouédraogo, Seeds of New Hope: Pan-African Peace Studies for the 21st Century, 2009, p. 325.
  67. ^ Silvia Riva, Nouvelle histoire de la littérature du Congo-Kinshasa, Harmattan, 2006, p. 204.
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  70. ^ Jane Plastow, "Alemseged Tesfai: a playwright in the service of Eritrean liberation", in Banham et al, African theatre in development, 1999, pp. 54–60.
  71. ^ Charles Cantalupo, Reesom Haile's poetry
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  73. ^ "Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-Kassa". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  74. ^ "Justine Mintsa: An author from Gabon writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  75. ^ "Nadège Noëlle Ango Obiang: An author from Gabon writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2003-09-19. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
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  81. ^ Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah, 19 February 2009.
  82. ^ "An Interview with Ghanaian – British Writer, Yaba Badoe", Geosi Reads.
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  88. ^ Professor Lansine Kaba, Al Jazeera, 5 October 2010.
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  95. ^ Golden Rhino Film Festival Jury Panel
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  97. ^ Suha Taji-Farouki, 'Sadiq Nayhum: An Introduction to the Life and Works of a Contemporary Libyan Intellectual', The Maghreb Review, 25:3–4 (2000), pp. 242 ff.
  98. ^ Benghazi-Born Poet Mattawa Reflects on Growing up Under Gadhafi, PBS Newshour, 2 March 2011.
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  103. ^ Alfred Msadala, "A look at Bededicto Wokomaatani Malunga", Destined for great things: papers, 1999, pp. 27–8.
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  105. ^ Sébastien Le Potvin, Lettres maliennes: figures et configurations de l'activité littéraire au Mali, L'Harmattan, 2005, p. 303.
  106. ^ Irène Assiba d'Almeida, "Aïcha Fofana: first woman novelist of Mali", in Debra Boyd-Buggs & Joyce Hope Scott, eds., Camel Tracks: critical perspectives on Sahelian literatures, pp. 271ff.
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  122. ^ Award for Sierra Leone war novel, BBC News, 5 April 2006.
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  128. ^ Profiled in Soma Magazine.
  129. ^ Judica Tarimo, EA Community mourns Musiba, IPP Media, 4 November 2010.
  130. ^ Mikhail D. Gromov, Swahili Popular Literature in Recent Years, Swahili Forum 15 (2008):5–13
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  140. ^ Eric Gondwe, Charles Mwewa, Zambian.com
  141. ^ Zambian Economist review
  142. ^ Robert Muponde, Ranka Primorac, Versions of Zimbabwe: new approaches to literature and culture, Weaver Press, 2005, p. 156.
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  148. ^ Maurice Taonezvi Vambe, Contrasting Views of Narrating the Nation in Mujajati's "Victory"
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  150. ^ Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre, p. 279.
  151. ^ Flora Veit-Wild, Teachers, Preachers, Non-believers: A Social History of Zimbabwean Literature, Hans Zell Publishers, 1992, p. 21.
  152. ^ Entry in Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, reprinted online

References

  1. [Gikandi] Simon Gikandi, ed., Encyclopedia of African Literature. Routledge; 2002. ISBN 978-0-415-23019-3
  2. [Gikandi & Mwangi] Simon Gikandi & Evan Mwangi, ed., The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945. Columbia University Press; 2007. ISBN 978-0-231-12520-8
  3. [Killam & Rowe] Douglas Killam & Ruth Rowe, eds., The Companion to African Literatures. James Currey & Indiana University Press; 2000. ISBN 0-253-33633-3

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