Nigerian literature

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Nigeria has produced a number of important writers, who have won accolades for their work, including Daniel O. Fagunwa, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Femi Osofisan, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, Elechi Amadi and Ben Okri. Soyinka, a Yoruba native speaker writing mainly in English, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in literature, becoming the first African Literature Nobel Prize Winner.

Other significant writers, of a younger generation, include Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ikenna Uchechi Ogbonna, Sefi Atta, Helon Habila, Kenny Fayemi, Helen Oyeyemi, Nnedi Okorafor, Kachi A. Ozumba, Echezonachukwu Nduka, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Chika Unigwe, Igoni Barrett, M. Lachi, Ayo Sogunro, and Wol-vriey.

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