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Index Africa39

Africa39 was a collaborative project initiated by the Hay Festival in partnership with Rainbow Book Club, celebrating Port Harcourt: UNESCO World Book Capital 2014 by identifying 39 of the most promising writers under the age of 40 with the potential and talent to define trends in the development of literature from Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora. [1]

70 relations: A. Igoni Barrett, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Angola, Beirut39, Belgium, Binyavanga Wainaina, Bloomsbury Publishing, Bogotá39, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chibundu Onuzo, Chika Unigwe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dinaw Mengestu, Eileen Barbosa, Elechi Amadi, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Glaydah Namukasa, Hawa Jande Golakai, Hay Festival, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jackee Budesta Batanda, Kenya, Liberia, Lola Shoneyin, London Book Fair, Luanda, Malawi, Margaret Busby, Mary Watson (author), Monica Arac de Nyeko, Nadifa Mohamed, Namwali Serpell, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Nigeria, Nii Parkes, Novuyo Tshuma, Okwiri Oduor, Ondjaki, Osonye Tess Onwueme, Port Harcourt, Rio de Janeiro, Rotimi Babatunde, Shadreck Chikoti, ..., Sifiso Mzobe, Somalia, South Africa, Stanley Onjezani Kenani, Switzerland, Taiye Selasi, Tanzania, The Guardian, The National (Abu Dhabi), Tope Folarin, Uganda, Ukamaka Olisakwe, UNESCO, United Kingdom, United States, Wole Soyinka, World Book Capital, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zukiswa Wanner. Expand index (20 more) »

A. Igoni Barrett

Adrian Igonibo Barrett (born 26 March 1979) is a Nigerian writer.

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (born 1979) is a Nigerian creative writer and journalist.

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Angola, officially the Republic of Angola (República de Angola; Kikongo, Kimbundu and Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in Southern Africa.

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Beirut39 is a collaborative project between the Hay Festival, Beirut UNESCO's World Book Capital 2009 celebrations, Banipal magazine and the British Council among others in order to identify 39 of the most promising Arab writers under the age of 39.

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina (born 18 January 1971) is a Kenyan author, journalist and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Bloomsbury Publishing plc (formerly M.B.N.1 Limited and Bloomsbury Publishing Company Limited) is a British independent, worldwide publishing house of fiction and non-fiction.

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Bogotá39 was a collaborative project between the Hay Festival and Bogotá: UNESCO World Book Capital City 2007 in order to identify 39 of the most promising Latin American writers under the age of 39.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde or Cabo Verde (Cabo Verde), officially the Republic of Cabo Verde, is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

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Chibundu Onuzo

Imachibundu Oluwadara "Chibundu" Onuzo (born 1991) is a Nigerian novelist.

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Chika Unigwe

Chika Nina Unigwe (12 June 1974) is a Nigerian-born, Igbo author who writes in English and Dutch.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (was born on 15 September 1977) is a Nigerian novelist, writer of short stories, and nonfiction.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu (born 30 June 1978) is an Ethiopian-American novelist and writer.

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Eileen Barbosa

Eileen Almeida Barbosa is a Cape Verdean writer and advisor to the Prime Minister.

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Elechi Amadi

Elechi Amadi (12 May 1934 – 29 June 2016) was a former member of the Nigerian Armed Forces.

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey OBE (born 16 September 1966) is a Zimbabwe-born editor and literary critic.

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Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea (Guinea Ecuatorial, Guinée équatoriale, Guiné Equatorial), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (República de Guinea Ecuatorial, République de Guinée équatoriale, República da Guiné Equatorial), is a country located in Central Africa, with an area of.

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Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

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Glaydah Namukasa

Glaydah Namukasa is a Ugandan writer, aflit.arts.Retrieved 7 February 2014 and midwife.

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Hawa Jande Golakai

Hawa Jande Golakai (born 1979) is a Liberian writer and clinical scientist.

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Hay Festival

The Hay Festival of Literature & Arts is an annual literature festival held in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, for ten days from May to June.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.

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Jackee Budesta Batanda

Jackee Budesta Batanda is a Ugandan journalist,, The Guardian.

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Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Liberia, officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West African coast.

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Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin (born Titilola Atinuke Alexandrah Shoneyin; 26 February 1974 in Ibadan, Nigeria) is a Nigerian poet and author who launched her debut novel, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives, in the UK in May 2010.

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London Book Fair

The London Book Fair (LBF) is a large book-publishing trade fair held annually, usually in April, in London, England.

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Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city in Angola, and the country's most populous and important city, primary port and major industrial, cultural and urban centre.

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Malawi (or; or maláwi), officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland.

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Margaret Busby

Margaret Busby OBE, Hon.

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Mary Watson (author)

Mary Watson (born 31 May) is a South African author.

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Monica Arac de Nyeko

Monica Arac de Nyeko (born 1979) is a Ugandan writer of short fiction, poetry, and essays, living in Nairobi.

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Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed (Nadiifa Maxamed, نظيفة محمد) (born 1981 in Hargeisa, Somalia) is a Somali-British novelist.

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Namwali Serpell

Carla Namwali Serpell (born 1980) is a Zambian writer who teaches in the United States.

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond (born October 5) is an American-Ghanaian writer of novels, short stories and a poet.

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Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north.

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Nii Parkes

Nii Ayikwei Parkes (born 1 April 1974), born in the United Kingdom to parents from Ghana, where he was raised, is a performance poet, writer, publisher and sociocultural commentator.

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Novuyo Tshuma

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (born 28 January 1988) is a Zimbabwean writer.

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Okwiri Oduor

Okwiri Oduor (born 1988/1989) is a Kenyan writer, who won the 2014 Caine Prize.

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Ndalu de Almeida (born in 1977) is a writer from Angola who uses the pen name Ondjaki.

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Osonye Tess Onwueme

Osonye Tess Onwueme (born 8 September 1955) is a Nigerian playwright, scholar and poet, who rose to prominence writing plays with themes of social justice, culture, and the environment.

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Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt (Ikwerre: Ígúọ́cha; Pidgin: Po-ta-kot) is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria.

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro (River of January), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

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Rotimi Babatunde

Rotimi Babatunde is a Nigerian writer and playwright.

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Shadreck Chikoti

Shadreck Chikoti (born 7 October 1979) is a Malawian writer and social activist.

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Sifiso Mzobe

Sifiso Mzobe is a South African author.

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Somalia (Soomaaliya; aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe Federal Republic of Somalia is the country's name per Article 1 of the.

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South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.

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Stanley Onjezani Kenani

Stanley Onjezani Kenani (born in 1976) is a Malawian writer of poetry and short stories.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Taiye Selasi

Taiye Selasi (born 2 November 1979) is a British-American writer and photographer.

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Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The National (Abu Dhabi)

The National is a private English-language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin (born 1981) is a Nigerian-American writer.

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Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Ukamaka Olisakwe

Ukamaka Evelyn Olisakwe (born 24 October 1982) is a Nigerian feminist author, short-story writer, and screenwriter.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká,; born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka, is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist.

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World Book Capital

The success of World Book and Copyright Day, launched in 1996, encouraged UNESCO to develop the concept of World Book Capital City, selecting Madrid as the Capital for 2001.

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Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa, (although some sources prefer to consider it part of the region of east Africa) neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

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Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.

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Zukiswa Wanner

Zukiswa Wanner (born 1976) is a South African journalist and novelist, born in Zambia and now based in Kenya.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa39

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