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[edit]

Angola[edit]

Benin[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Congo (Brazzaville)[edit]

Congo (Democratic Republic) – formerly Zaïre[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Birth date not known[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Gabon[edit]

The Gambia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Kenya[edit]

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

Lesotho[edit]

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

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mali[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

See: List of Nigerian writers

Rwanda[edit]

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

Senegal[edit]

See: List of Senegalese writers

Seychelles[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

See: List of South African writers

Sudan[edit]

See: List of Sudanese writers

Swaziland[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Togo[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Western Sahara[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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  2. ^ "Maria João Chipalavela", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  3. ^ "Alexandre Dáskalos", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  4. ^ "Maria Alexandre Dáskalos", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  5. ^ "Raul David", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  6. ^ Patrick Chabal, The Post-Colonial Literature of Lusophone Africa, 1996, pp. 159–60.
  7. ^ "Ernesto Lara Filho", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  8. ^ "Domingos Florentino", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  9. ^ "Duque Kate Hama", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  11. ^ "Sousa Jamba", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  12. ^ "Kandjila", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  13. ^ "Luís Kandjimbo (Luís Domingos)", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  15. ^ "Manuel de Santos Lima", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  17. ^ João Maimona – Plural Editores
  18. ^ "Cikakata Mbalundu (Aníbal Simões)", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  19. ^ "Manuel Rui Monteiro" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  20. ^ "Frederico Ningi", Nação Ovimbundu.org
  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
  25. ^ "Mota Yekenha", Nação Ovimbundu.org
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  32. ^ David Cadasse. "Arnold Sènou, " lauréat " Gallimard avec son livre " Ainsi va l’hattéria "". Afrik.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
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  38. ^ Alain Joseph Sissao, Le roman burki nabè à travers Pierre Claver IIboudo, un écrivain au carrefour de la tradition et de la modernité, 1998
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  40. ^ "Sandra Pierrette Kanzié: an author from Burkina Faso writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2003-12-02. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  41. ^ "Gaël Koné: an author from Burkina Faso writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2003-07-17. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
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  45. ^ Recherche de personalités du Burkina
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  48. ^ Alain Joseph Sissao, Roman Africain et Litterature Orale: Rapport du Romancier Burkinabe Etienne Sawadogo avec la Litterature Orage Moaaga
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  51. ^ "Maxime Somé – Biographie, publications (livres, articles)". Editions-harmattan.fr. 1959-10-30. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
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  54. ^ Albert S. Gérard, European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, Volume 1, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1986, p.568
  55. ^ Donna Page, A Cameroon world: art and artifacts from the Caroline and Marshall Mount collection, p.46
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  57. ^ Jacques Chevrier, Anthologie africaine d'expression française: La poésie, Hatier, 1988, p.171
  58. ^ Evelyne Mpoudi Ngole; Mpoudi Ngole, Evelyne. Sous La Cendre Le Feu, L'Harmattan, 2000; Petit Jo, Enfant Des Rues, Hatier International/Edicef, 2009.
  59. ^ Peter W. Vakunta and Bill F. Ndi, Nul n'a le monopole du Français, p. 47.
  60. ^ Richard Njornson, The African quest for freedom and identity: Cameroonian writing and the national experience, Indiana University Press, 1991, p. 184.
  61. ^ Janheinz Jahn et al, Who's Who in African Literature: biographies, works, commentaries, H. Erdmann, 1972, p. 269.
  62. ^ "1ère ÉDITION DES JOURNÉES TCHADIENNES AU SÉNÉGAL: Pour vivifier un héritage culturel". Lematindafrique.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  63. ^ Acheikh ibn Oumar, Fiche de lecture de: "Fils de nomade, les mémoires du dromadaire" – Khayar Oumar Defallah, 11 February 2010.
  64. ^ Congo – France : Le professeur André Patient Bokiba fait chevalier dans l’ordre de la légion d’honneur, La Semaine Africaine, 14 March 2011
  65. ^ Florence Lina BAMONA-MOUISSOU
  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.
  68. ^ Lye Yoka (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Time of the Writer Festial 2004[dead link]
  69. ^ "Mouna-Hodan Ahmed: An author from Djibouti writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  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
  72. ^ "Peggy Lucie Auleley: lauréate du concours ACCT". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 1999-06-03. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  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. 
  76. ^ "Grey-Johnson, Nana (1951) – Gambian literature and writings". Gamwriters.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  77. ^ Foroyaa: Exclusive interview with Foroyaa Panorama (Retrieved : 10 May 2012)
  78. ^ The Point Newspaper: (The Point – Cham Joof pictured with the author) (Tribute) – (Retrieved: 10 May 2012)
  79. ^ Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, reprinted online
  80. ^ "Series combines literacy, science | Hamilton Community News". Hamiltonnews.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  81. ^ Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah, 19 February 2009.
  82. ^ "An Interview with Ghanaian – British Writer, Yaba Badoe", Geosi Reads.
  83. ^ "African Writing". African Writing. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  84. ^ "Wasafiri Advisory Board". Wasafiri.org. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  85. ^ Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992; Vintage, 1993.
  86. ^ "Abena Busia Discussion of Women Writing Africa". International.ucla.edu. 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  87. ^ Ben Hinson, Ben Hinson
  88. ^ Professor Lansine Kaba, Al Jazeera, 5 October 2010.
  89. ^ "Siré Komara An author from Guinea writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  90. ^ Albert S. Gérard, European-Language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Volume 1, p. 286.
  91. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Luyia-Kenya-A-Cultural-Profile/dp/1466983310
  92. ^ Featured Writer: Philo Ikonya
  93. ^ Kiundu Waweru, "Champions of the writers’ bloc", The Standard, 29 May 2009.
  94. ^ Gitonga, Catherine (2007). Can Scars Become Stars. Nairobi: Revival Springs Media. p. 312. ISBN 9789966724106. 
  95. ^ Golden Rhino Film Festival Jury Panel
  96. ^ Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present, London: Jonathan Cape, 1992; Vintage, 1993; pp. 275–276.
  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.
  99. ^ Thomas C. Spear (2000-11-26). "David Jaomanoro". Lehman.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  100. ^ Lars Eckstein, ed., English Literatures Across the Globe: A Companion, p. 122-3.
  101. ^ James Gibbs, ed., Nine Malaŵian plays, 1976.
  102. ^ Precious Kalolo, "Qabaniso ‘Q’ Malewezi reflects with ‘The Road Taken’", Timeve Magazine.
  103. ^ Alfred Msadala, "A look at Bededicto Wokomaatani Malunga", Destined for great things: papers, 1999, pp. 27–8.
  104. ^ Die Täuschung, tr. Gabriele Henschke, 1987; La révolte de komo, 2000, Editions Gallimard. See "The African voice in contemporary German literature", in Eleoma Joshua & Robert Vilain (eds.), Cultural Exchange in German Literature, pp. 162–64.
  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.
  107. ^ Janheinz Jahn et al., Who's Who in African Literature: biographies, works, commentaries, 1972, p. 308.
  108. ^ "Fanta-Taga Tembely: An author from Mali writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2003-07-16. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  109. ^ "A Bibliography of Lusophone Women Writers". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 1999-04-15. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  110. ^ Sven Rosenow. "Die Biographie von Gilselher W. Hoffmann". Afrikaroman.de. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  111. ^ "Hélène Kaziende: An author from Niger and Togo writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  112. ^ "Maggy Correa: An author from Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2001-05-03. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  113. ^ "Jeannine Herrmann-Grisius: an author from Switzerland and Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2003-07-16. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  114. ^ "Thérèse Muamini: An author from Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  115. ^ "Yolande Mukagasana: An author from Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  116. ^ "Marie-Aimable Umurerwa: An author from Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2001-05-04. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  117. ^ "Marie Béatrice Umutes: An author from Rwanda writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2000-06-13. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  118. ^ "Palimage: Olinda Beja". Palimage.pt. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  119. ^ Morreu a poetisa são-tomense Manuela Margarido, Publico, 11 March 2007.
  120. ^ Cavaleiro da Torre (2004-02-27). "Torre da História Ibérica: Admirável Mário Domingues". Torredahistoriaiberica.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  121. ^ Hans M. Zell, Carol Bundy, Virginia Coulon, A New Reader's Guide to African Literature, 1983, p. 498.
  122. ^ Award for Sierra Leone war novel, BBC News, 5 April 2006.
  123. ^ Chachage Seithy L. Chachage (2006-07-09). "Michigan State University Press: Chachage Seithy L. Chachage". Msupress.msu.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  124. ^ http://www.jamiiforums.com/habari-na-hoja-mchanganyiko/144823-waandishi-bora-25-wa-tanzania-ni-hawa-wafuatao.html
  125. ^ Jacqueline Kibacha, social justice poet and activist.The AfroNews, 15 December 2009.
  126. ^ 'Lihamba, Amandina', in Simon Gikandi & Evan Mwangi, The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945, pp. 94–5.
  127. ^ Lee Nichols, Conversations with African Writers: interviews with twenty-six African authors, 1981, pp. 139ff.
  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
  131. ^ Xavier Garnier, Le roman swahili: la notion de littérature mineure à l'épreuve, 2006, p. 122.
  132. ^ "Gad Ami: An author from Togo writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  133. ^ "Interview". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. 2000-12-21. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  134. ^ "Christiane Akoua Ekue: an author from Togo writing in French". Aflit.arts.uwa.edu.au. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  135. ^ "Biographie de Kangni ALEM" (in French). African Success. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  136. ^ "Publications and Membership". Geneseo.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  137. ^ Entry in Oxford Companion to French Literature reprinted at answers.com
  138. ^ Elias Munshya wa Munshya, Zambia: Chibamba Kanyama’s Controversy: A Review of “Business Values for our Time”, Lusaka Times 31 October 2010
  139. ^ Albert S. Gérard, African Language Literatures: an introduction to the literary history of Sub-Saharan Africa, 1981, p. 227.
  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.
  143. ^ Rino Zhuwarara, Samuel Chimsoro's Nothing Is Impossible, Zambezia: The Journal of the University of Zimbabwe 14 (1987), pp. 139–40.
  144. ^ Rino Zhuwarara, Edmund Chipamaunga's A Fighter for Freedom, Zambezia: The Journal of the University of Zimbabwe 14 (1987), pp. 140–43.
  145. ^ Clement Chihota, Robert Muponde, No More Plastic Balls: New Voices in the Zimbabwean Short Story, College Press, 2000, p. 19.
  146. ^ Margaret Busby (ed.), Daughters of Africa (1992), 1993, pp. 618–21, 993.
  147. ^ Donald E. Herdeck, African Authors: A Companion to Black African Writing, Black Orpheus Press, 1973, p. 465.
  148. ^ Maurice Taonezvi Vambe, Contrasting Views of Narrating the Nation in Mujajati's "Victory"
  149. ^ Adrian A. Roscoe, Mpalive-Hangson Msiska, The Quiet Chameleon: Modern Poetry from Central Africa, Hans Zell, 1992, p. 110.
  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[edit]

  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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