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List of African writers by country

Index List of African writers by country

This is a list of prominent and notable writers from Africa. [1]

218 relations: 'Masechele Caroline Ntseliseng Khaketla, A.S. Mopeli-Paulus, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abdi Ismail Samatar, Abdi Kusow, Abdi Sheik Abdi, Abdillahi Suldaan Mohammed Timacade, Abdourahman Waberi, Abdulai Silá, Acheikh Ibn-Oumar, Afevork Ghevre Jesus, Africa, African Writers Series, Afrikaans, Ahmad ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti, Ahmat Taboye, Ahmed Baba Miské, Ahmed Fagih, Ahmed Ibrahim Artan, Ahmed Ismail Samatar, Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo, Algeria, Amílcar Cabral, Angèle Rawiri, Angola, Anoeschka von Meck, Antoine Abel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bai T. Moore, Barolong Seboni, Basildon Peta, Belgium, Benin, Bessie Head, Bessora, Binwell Sinyangwe, Birhanu Zerihun, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Caetano da Costa Alegre, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Carlos Lopes (Guinea Bissau), Central African Republic, Chad, Chantal Magalie Mbazo'o-Kassa, Charline Effah, Chibamba Kanyama, Children's literature, ..., Conceição Lima, Cosmo Pieterse, Cristina Ali Farah, Daughters of Africa, Demese Tsege, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dinaw Mengestu, Djibouti, Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Dorian Haarhoff, Edward Wilmot Blyden, Edwin Barclay, Egypt, Ellen Banda-Aaku, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Esther Kamatari, Ethiopia, Fausto Duarte, Field Ruwe, Gabon, Ghana, Gladys Lomafu Pato, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haddis Alemayehu, Hadrawi, Hama Tuma, Hamid Barole Abdu, Hannah Pool, Hans Daniel Namuhuja, Hawa Jande Golakai, Helder Proença, Ibn Razqa, Ibrahim Kuni, International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture, Ivory Coast, Jack Avon, Jama Omar Issa, Jean-Baptiste Abessolo, José Carlos Schwarz, Joseph Brahim Seid, Joseph Diescho, Juan Balboa Boneke, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, Justine Mintsa, Kenneth Kaunda, Kenya, Koulsy Lamko, Latifa al-Zayyat, Leetile Disang Raditladi, Lemn Sissay, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, List of Algerian writers, List of Angolan writers, List of Beninese writers, List of Burkinabé writers, List of Cameroonian writers, List of Democratic Republic of the Congo writers, List of Egyptian writers, List of essayists, List of Ghanaian writers, List of Guinean writers, List of Ivorian writers, List of Kenyan writers, List of Latin American writers, List of Malagasy writers, List of Malawian writers, List of Malian writers, List of Mozambican writers, List of Nigerian writers, List of Nigerien writers, List of Republic of the Congo writers, List of Rwandan writers, List of Senegalese writers, List of Sierra Leonean writers, List of South African writers, List of Sudanese writers, List of Tanzanian writers, List of Togolese writers, List of Tunisian writers, List of Ugandan writers, List of Zimbabwean writers, Lists of writers, Lusaka Times, Maaza Mengiste, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mammo Wudneh, María Nsué Angüe, Margaret Busby, Marie-Christine Koundja, Martha Nasibù, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Maxamed Daahir Afrax, Michael Daniel Ambatchew, Modison Salayedvwa Magagula, Moges Kebede, Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi, Mohamed Fadel Ismail Ould Es-Sweyih, Mohamed Haji Mukhtar, Monde Sifuniso, Morocco, Mouna-Hodan Ahmed, Moussa Diagana, Moussa Ould Ebnou, Mozambique, Muammar Gaddafi, Nadifa Mohamed, Namibia, Namwali Serpell, Nega Mezlekia, Neshani Andreas, Niger, Nigeria, Novelist, Nuruddin Farah, Olinda Beja, Poet, Rageh Omaar, Raquel Ilonbé, René Maran, Republic of the Congo, Roland T. Dempster, Rwanda, Saba Kidane, Sahle Selassie, Said Sheikh Samatar, Sara Pinto Coelho, Sarah Mkhonza, São Tomé and Príncipe, Scholarly method, Senegal, Seychelles, Shadya Yasin, Sierra Leone, Simon Gikandi, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Taddasa Liban, Tanzania, The Gambia, Thomas Mofolo, Tigrinya language, Togo, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Tunisia, Uganda, Unity Dow, Vamba Sherif, Vasco Cabral, Vincent de Paul Nyonda, Virgin Islands, Waris Dirie, Western Sahara, Wilton G. S. Sankawulo, Yamyam, Yasin Osman Kenadid, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Zindaba Nyirenda. Expand index (168 more) »

'Masechele Caroline Ntseliseng Khaketla

'Masechele Caroline Ntseliseng Khaketla (1918 – August 13, 2012) was a writer and educator from Lesotho.

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A.S. Mopeli-Paulus

Atwell Sidwell Mopeli-Paulus (1913–1960) was a Lesotho author.

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Abderrahmane Sissako

Abderrahmane Sissako (born 13 October 1961) is a Mauritanian film director and producer.

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Abdi Ismail Samatar

Abdi Ismail Samatar (Cabdi Ismaaciil Samatar, عبدي إسماعيل ساماتار) (born 1950) is a Somali scholar, writer and professor of geography.

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Abdi Kusow

Abdi Mohamed Kusow (Cabdi Maxamed Kuusoow, عبدي محمد كوسو) is a Somali scholar and writer.

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Abdi Sheik Abdi

Abdi Abdulkadir Sheik-Abdi (Cabdi Sheekh Cabdi, عبدي عبد القادر الشيخ عبدي) (born 15 November 1942, Somalia) is a Somali author based in the United States.

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Abdillahi Suldaan Mohammed Timacade

Abdillahi Suldaan Mohammed 'Timacadde' (Cabdillaahii Suuldaan Maxamed, عبد الله سلطان محمد) was a Somali poet.

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Abdourahman Waberi

Abdourahman A. Waberi is novelist, essayist, poet, academic and short-story writer.

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Abdulai Silá

Abdulai Silá (also Silla, Sila; born 1 April 1958 in Catió), is a Guinea-Bissauan engineer, economist, social researcher and writer.

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Acheikh Ibn-Oumar

Acheikh Ibn-Oumar (born 1951) is a Chadian politician and military leader.

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Afevork Ghevre Jesus

Afäwarq Gäbrä Iyäsus (አፈ ፡ ወርቅ ፡ ገብረ ፡ ኢየሱስ; misspelled in Afevork Ghevre-Jesus or Āfeworq Gebre Īyesūs; misspelled in English Afewark Gebre Iyasus; July 10, 1868 – September 25, 1947) was an Ethiopian writer, who wrote the first novel in Amharic, Ləbb Wälläd Tarik (A Heart -born Story), (Italian: Libb Wolled Tarik).

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Africa

Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).

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African Writers Series

African Writers Series (AWS) is a series of books by African writers that has been published by Heinemann since 1962.

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Afrikaans

Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa, Namibia and, to a lesser extent, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

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Ahmad ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti

Ahmad ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti (1872–1913) is one of Mauritania's most famous writers.

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Ahmat Taboye

Ahmat Taboye is a literary critic from Chad.

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Ahmed Baba Miské

Ahmed Baba Miské (18 May 1935 – 14 March 2016) was a Mauritanian politician, writer, diplomat and author of Lettre ouverte aux elites du Tiers-monde (Open Letters to the Elite of the Third World).

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Ahmed Fagih

Ahmed Ibrahim al-Fagih (Arabic: أحمد إبراهيم الفقيه ’áħmad 'Ibrāhīm al-faqīh) (born December 28, 1942) is a Libyan novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and diplomat.

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Ahmed Ibrahim Artan

Ahmed Ibrahim Artan Ahmed Ibrahim Cartan; أحمد ابراهيم عرتن) is a Somali diplomat, author and politician. He is the former Labourers and Youth adviser to the Somali president.

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Ahmed Ismail Samatar

Ahmed Ismail Samatar (Axmed Ismaciil Samatar, أحمد إسماعيل سمتر) is a prominent Somali writer, professor and former dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.

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Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo

Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo (30 April 1926 – 9 March 2010), known as Alda do Espírito Santo or Alda Graça, was a poet working in the Portuguese language.

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Algeria

Algeria (الجزائر, familary Algerian Arabic الدزاير; ⴷⵣⴰⵢⴻⵔ; Dzayer; Algérie), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

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Amílcar Cabral

Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral (–) was a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, intellectual, poet, theoretician, revolutionary, political organizer, nationalist and diplomat.

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Angèle Rawiri

Angèle Ntyugwetondo Rawiri (29 April 1954 – 15 November 2010) was the first Gabonese novelist.

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Angola

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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Anoeschka von Meck

Anoeschka von Meck (born 1967) is a Namibian author who writes in the Afrikaans language.

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Antoine Abel

Antoine Abel was a poet from Seychelles born on November 27, 1934 in Anse Boileau, and died on October 19, 2004 in Mahé, Seychelles.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (born Ayaan Hirsi Magan, 13 November 1969) is a Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, scholar and former politician.

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Bai T. Moore

Bai Tamia Johnson Moore (October 12, 1916 – January 10, 1988), commonly known by his pen name Bai T. Moore, was a Liberian poet, novelist, folklorist and essayist.

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Barolong Seboni

Barolong Seboni (born 27 April 1957) is a poet and academic from Botswana.

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Basildon Peta

Basildon Peta (c. 1972 –) was the second journalist ever to be awarded the Media Institute of Southern Africa's Press Freedom Award for his reporting in Zimbabwe.

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Belgium

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

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Benin

Benin (Bénin), officially the Republic of Benin (République du Bénin) and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa.

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Bessie Head

Bessie Amelia Emery Head, known as Bessie Head (6 July 1937 – 17 April 1986), though born in South Africa, is usually considered Botswana's most influential writer.

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Bessora

Bessora (born 1968, Brussels, Belgium) is a novelist and short story writer.

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Binwell Sinyangwe

Binwell Sinyangwe (born 1956) is a Zambian novelist writing in English.

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Birhanu Zerihun

Berhanu Zerihun (1933/4 – 1987) was an Ethiopian writer noted for his clear and crisp writing style, which contrasted against the more complex writing style popular in his time.

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Botswana

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa.

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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.

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Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Caetano da Costa Alegre

Caetano da Costa Alegre (26 April 1864 – 18 April 1890) was a Portuguese poet.

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Cameroon

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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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Carlos Lopes (Guinea Bissau)

Carlos Lopes (born 7 March 1960) is a Bissau-Guinean development economist, author, educator and civil servant who served as the eighth Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from September 2012 to October 2016.

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Central African Republic

The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; République centrafricaine, or Centrafrique) is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

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Chad

Chad (تشاد; Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad ("Republic of the Chad"), is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

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Chantal Magalie Mbazo'o-Kassa

Chantal Magalie Mbazo'o-Kassa (born 23 March 1967) is a Gabonese poet and novelist.

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Charline Effah

Charline Patricia Effah (born 1977) is a Gabonese writer and educator living in Paris.

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Chibamba Kanyama

Chibamba Kanyama (born 26 January 1965) is a Zambian business leader and writer, specialising in communication strategy and economics.

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Children's literature

Children's literature or juvenile literature includes stories, books, magazines, and poems that are enjoyed by children.

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Conceição Lima

Maria da Conceição de Deus Lima (Santana, December 8, 1961), also known as Conceição Lima, is a Santomean poet from the town of Santana in São Tomé, one of two islands in the small nation of São Tomé and Príncipe situated in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western coast of Africa.

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Cosmo Pieterse

Cosmo George Leipoldt Pieterse (born 1930 in Windhoek, Namibia) is a South African playwright, actor, poet, literary critic and anthologist.

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Cristina Ali Farah

Cristina Ali Farah (born 1973 in Verona, Italy) is an Italian writer of Somali and Italian origin.

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Daughters of Africa

Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent from the Ancient Egyptian to the Present is a compilation of orature and literature by more than 200 women from Africa and the African diaspora, edited and introduced by Margaret Busby,Tonya Bolden,, Black Enterprise, March 1993, p. 12.

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Demese Tsege

Demese Tesege (or Demissie Tsige) (Amharic: ደመሰ ፀገ) is an Ethiopian author and journalist.

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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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Djibouti

Djibouti (جيبوتي, Djibouti, Jabuuti, Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo

Donato Francisco Ndongo-Bidyogo Makina (born December 12, 1950 in Niefang, Spanish Guinea) is an Equatorial Guinean-Spanish writer/journalist and part of a movement of young Afro-descended authors who have attributed their African experience and traditions to Hispanic culture.

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Dorian Haarhoff

Dorian Haarhoff (born 1944) is a South African-Namibian writer and poet.

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Edward Wilmot Blyden

Edward Wilmot Blyden (3 August 1832 – 7 February 1912) was an educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in Liberia.

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Edwin Barclay

Edwin James Barclay (January 5, 1882 – November 6, 1955) was a Liberian politician.

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Egypt

Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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Ellen Banda-Aaku

Ellen Banda-Aaku (born Ellen Banda, 6 May 1965) is a Zambian writer who was born in the UK and grew up in Africa.

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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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Eritrea

Eritrea (ኤርትራ), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara.

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Esther Kamatari

Princess Esther Kamatari (born on 30 November 1951 in Bujumbura) is a writer, model, and exiled Burundian princess.

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Ethiopia

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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Fausto Duarte

Fausto Duarte (1903–1953) was a Cape Verdean writer.

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Field Ruwe

Field Ruwe (born 8 August 1955) is an educator, historian, author, and media practitioner currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. In his native country of Zambia, Ruwe is known as a radio and television host, entertainer, and entrepreneur.

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Gabon

Gabon, officially the Gabonese Republic (République gabonaise), is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa.

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Ghana

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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Gladys Lomafu Pato

Gladys Lomafu Pato (born 1930) is a Swazi short story writer, teacher and lecturer.

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Guinea

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (République de Guinée), is a country on the western coast of Africa.

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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (República da Guiné-Bissau), is a sovereign state in West Africa.

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Haddis Alemayehu

Haddis Alemayehu (Amharic: ሀዲስ ዓለማየሁ; haddis alämayähu, 15 October 1910 – 6 December 2003), also transliterated Hadis Alamayahu, was a Foreign Minister and novelist from Ethiopia.

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Hadrawi

Hadrawi (born Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame in 1943) (Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame (Hadraawi), محمد ابراهيم وارسام هدراوى) is a prominent Somali poet and songwriter.

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Hama Tuma

Hama Tuma (born 1949) is an Ethiopian poet and writer in the Amharic and English languages.

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Hamid Barole Abdu

Hamid Barole Abdu (born October 10, 1953 in Asmara) is an Eritrean writer.

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Hannah Pool

Hannah Azieb Pool (born 1974) is a British–Eritrean writer and journalist.

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Hans Daniel Namuhuja

Hans Daniel Namuhuja (22 October 1924 – 23 July 1998) was a Namibian poet, author, and teacher.

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Hawa Jande Golakai

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

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Helder Proença

Helder Proença (died June 5, 2009) was a Guinea-Bissauan politician who served as Minister of Defense of Guinea-Bissau during the administration of President João Bernardo Vieira.

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Ibn Razqa

Ibn Razqa or Abdallah Ould Maham Ould Qadi (died in 1144 AH/ 1731 AD) was a well-known poet and scholar from Mauritania.

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Ibrahim Kuni

Ibrāhīm Kūnī (sometimes translated as Ibrāhīm al-Kōnī) (ابراهيم الكوني) is a Libyan writer and one of the most prolific Arabic novelists.

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International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture

The International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture (IRCALC) is an online non-profit, non-governmental confederation of writers, scholars and researchers from all over the world.

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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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Jack Avon

Jack Avon is a financial consultant and writer based in the United Kingdom.

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Jama Omar Issa

Aw Jama Omar Issa (Jaamac Cumar Ciise, جامع عمر عيسى) (c.1922 – 6 January 2014) commonly known as Aw Jaamac, was a Somali scholar, historian and collector of oral literature of Somalia.

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Jean-Baptiste Abessolo

Jean-Baptiste Nguema Abessolo, also seen as J.-B. Abessolo-Nguema, (born 15 February 1932) is an educator and writer of Gabon.

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José Carlos Schwarz

José Carlos Schwarz (Bissau, December 6, 1949 – Havana, May 27, 1977) was a Bissau-Guinean poet and musician.

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Joseph Brahim Seid

Joseph Brahim Seid (1927 in N'Djamena – 1980) was a Chadian writer and politician.

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Joseph Diescho

Joseph Diescho (born 10 April 1955) is a Namibian writer and political analyst.

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Juan Balboa Boneke

Juan Balboa Boneke (9 June 1938 – 10 March 2014) was an Equatorial Guinean politician and writer.

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Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

Juan Tomás Ávila (born 1966) is an Equatoguinean writer.

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Justine Mintsa

Justine Mintsa (Oyem, 8 September 1949) is a Gabonese writer.

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Kenneth Kaunda

Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda (born 28 April 1924), also known as KK, is a Zambian former politician who served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.

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Kenya

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

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Koulsy Lamko

Koulsy Lamko (born 1959) is a Chadian-born playwright, poet, novelist and university lecturer.

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Latifa al-Zayyat

Latifa al-Zayyat (لطيفة الزيات) (8 August 1923 – 10 September 1996) was an Egyptian activist and writer, most famous for her novel The Open Door, which won the inaugural Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

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Leetile Disang Raditladi

Leetile Disang Raditladi (1910–1971) was a Motswana playwright and poet.

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Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay (born 21 May 1967) is a British author and broadcaster.

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Lesotho

Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho ('Muso oa Lesotho), is an enclaved country in southern Africa.

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Liberia

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

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Libya

Libya (ليبيا), officially the State of Libya (دولة ليبيا), is a sovereign state in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

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List of Algerian writers

A This is a list of notable Algerian writers.

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List of Angolan writers

This is a list of Angolan writers, ordered alphabetically by surname.

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List of Beninese writers

This is a list of Beninese writers.

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List of Burkinabé writers

This is a list of Burkinabé writers.

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List of Cameroonian writers

This is a list of Cameroonian writers.

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List of Democratic Republic of the Congo writers

This is a list of Democratic Republic of the Congo writers.

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List of Egyptian writers

This is a list of Egyptian writers.

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List of essayists

This is a list of essayists—people notable for their essay-writing.

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List of Ghanaian writers

This is a list of Ghanaian writers.

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List of Guinean writers

This is a list of Guinean writers.

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List of Ivorian writers

This is a list of Ivorian writers.

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List of Kenyan writers

This is a list of Kenyan writers.

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List of Latin American writers

This is a list of some of the most important writers from Latin America, organized by cultural region and nationality.

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List of Malagasy writers

This is a list of Malagasy writers.

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List of Malawian writers

This is a list of Malawian writers.

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List of Malian writers

This is a list of Malian writers.

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List of Mozambican writers

This is a list of Mozambican writers.

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List of Nigerian writers

This is a list of Nigerian writers.

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List of Nigerien writers

This is a list of Nigerien writers.

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List of Republic of the Congo writers

This is a list of Republic of the Congo writers.

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List of Rwandan writers

This is a list of Rwandan writers.

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List of Senegalese writers

This is a list of prominent Senegalese authors (by surname).

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List of Sierra Leonean writers

This is a list of Sierra Leonean writers.

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List of South African writers

This is a list of writers from South Africa.

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List of Sudanese writers

This is a list of prominent Sudanese writers.

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List of Tanzanian writers

This is a list of Tanzanian writers.

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List of Togolese writers

This is a list of Togolese writers.

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List of Tunisian writers

This is a list of Tunisian writers.

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List of Ugandan writers

This is a list of noted Ugandan writers, born or raised in Uganda, whether living there or overseas, and writing in one of the languages of Uganda.

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List of Zimbabwean writers

This is a list of Zimbabwean writers.

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Lists of writers

The following are lists of writers.

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Lusaka Times

The Lusaka Times is an open source news website that covers Zambia.

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Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste (born 1974) is an Ethiopian-American writer and author of the 2010 novel Beneath the Lion's Gaze.

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Madagascar

Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.

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Malawi

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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Mali

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali (République du Mali), is a landlocked country in West Africa, a region geologically identified with the West African Craton.

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Mammo Wudneh

Mammo Wudneh (1931-2012) was a playwright, journalist and President of the Ethiopian Writers' Association.

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María Nsué Angüe

María Nsué Angüe (Ebebeyín (Río Muni), Spanish Guinea, 1945 - Malabo, January 18, 2017) was a noted Equatorial Guinean writer and Minister of Education and Culture.

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Margaret Busby

Margaret Busby OBE, Hon.

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Marie-Christine Koundja

Marie-Christine Koundja (born 30 March 1957) is a Chadian writer and diplomat, who has worked in various departments, ministries and embassies of her country.

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Martha Nasibù

Martha Nasibù (born 1931) is an Ethiopian writer and artist now living in France.

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Martinique

Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.

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Mauritania

Mauritania (موريتانيا; Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani; Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.

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Mauritius

Mauritius (or; Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about off the southeast coast of the African continent.

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Maxamed Daahir Afrax

Maxamed Daahir Afrax (Maxamed Daahir Afraax, محمد طاهر أفرح) Ph.

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Michael Daniel Ambatchew

Michael Daniel Ambatchew (1967-2012) was an Ethiopian children's book writer.

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Modison Salayedvwa Magagula

Modison Salayedvwa Magagula (born 1958) is a Swazi playwright, poet and short-story writer.

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Moges Kebede

Moges Kebede, sometimes credited as Moges Kebede Damte or Moges Damte, (Amharic: ሞገስ ከበደ) is an Ethiopian author, essayist, and editor.

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Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi

Mohamed Diriye Abdullahi (Maxamed Diriye Abdullahi, محمد ديري عبد الله) is a Somali-Canadian scholar, linguist, writer, translator and professor.

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Mohamed Fadel Ismail Ould Es-Sweyih

Mohamed-Fadel Ould Ismail Ould Es-Sweyih (1949 or 1951 – 6 May 2002) was a Sahrawi nationalist politician, member of the Polisario Front.

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Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

Mohamed Haji Mukhtar (Maxamed Xaaji Mukhtaar, محمد حاج مختار) (born 1947) is a Somali scholar and writer currently in the United States.

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Monde Sifuniso

Monde Sifuniso (born 1944) is a Zambian writer.

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Morocco

Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.

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Mouna-Hodan Ahmed

Mouna-Hodan Ahmed (born 1972) is a writer from Djibouti, one of the few women writers in the country.

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Moussa Diagana

Moussa Diagana (M'Bout, 1946 – 2018) was a Mauritanian French language writer.

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Moussa Ould Ebnou

Moussa Ould Ebnou (born 1956) is one of Mauritania’s greatest novelists.

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Mozambique

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique) is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

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Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi (20 October 2011), commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist.

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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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Namibia

Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.

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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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Nega Mezlekia

Nega Mezlekia (Amharic: ነጋ መዝለክአ; born 1958) is an Ethiopian writer who writes in English.

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Neshani Andreas

Neshani Andreas (1964 – May 2011) was a Namibian writer, who had also worked as a teacher and for the American Peace Corps.

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Niger

Niger, also called the Niger officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa named after the Niger River.

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Nigeria

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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Novelist

A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.

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Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah (Nuuradiin Faarax, نورالدين فارح) (born 24 November 1945) is a Somali novelist.

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Olinda Beja

Olinda Beja (born December 8, 1946) is a São Tomé and Príncipe poet, writer and narrator.

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Poet

A poet is a person who creates poetry.

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Rageh Omaar

Rageh Omaar (Raage Oomaar; راجح عمر; born 19 July 1967) is a Somali-born British journalist and writer.

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Raquel Ilonbé

Raquel Ilonbé, pseudonym of Raquel del Pozo Epita (1938–1992), was an Equatoguinean poet and author, who wrote in Spanish.

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René Maran

René Maran (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 8 November 1887 – 9 May 1960) was a French Guyanese poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921).

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Republic of the Congo

The Republic of the Congo (République du Congo), also known as the Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply the Congo, is a country in Central Africa.

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Roland T. Dempster

Roland Tombekai Dempster (1910 – 1965) was an African writer and literary figure.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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Saba Kidane

Saba Kidane (born 1978) is an Eritrean journalist, poet, and political activist.

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Sahle Selassie

Sahle Selassie (c. 1795 – 22 October 1847) was a Meridazmach (and later Negus) of Shewa (1813–1847), an important Amhara noble of Ethiopia.

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Said Sheikh Samatar

Said Sheikh Samatar (Saciid Sheekh Samatar, سعيد الشيخ سمتر‎; 1943–24 February 2015) was a prominent Somali scholar and writer.

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Sara Pinto Coelho

Sara Pinto Coelho (1913 in Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe – 1990 in Portugal) was a Portuguese writer of fiction and plays in the Portuguese language.

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Sarah Mkhonza

Sarah Mkhonza (born Sarah Thembile Du Pont; 7 May 1957) is a Swazi writer, educator and women's rights activist living in the United States.

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São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe, officially the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, is an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa.

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Scholarly method

The scholarly method or scholarship is the body of principles and practices used by scholars to make their claims about the world as valid and trustworthy as possible, and to make them known to the scholarly public.

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Senegal

Senegal (Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa.

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Seychelles

Seychelles (French), officially the Republic of Seychelles (République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago and sovereign state in the Indian Ocean.

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Shadya Yasin

Shadya Yasin (Shaadiyya Yaasiin; شادية ياسين) is a Somali social activist, poet and teacher.

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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa.

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Simon Gikandi

Simon E. Gikandi, born 30 September 1960, is a Kenyan Literature Professor and Postcolonial scholar.

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Somalia

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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Sudan

The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.

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Swaziland

Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini since April 2018 (Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini), is a landlocked sovereign state in Southern Africa.

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Taddasa Liban

Tāddasa Lībān is an Ethiopian writer known for the collection Maskaram from 1956.

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Tanzania

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 Gambia

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Thomas Mofolo

Thomas Mokopu Mofolo (22 December 1876 – 8 September 1948) is considered to be the greatest Basotho author.

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Tigrinya language

Tigrinya (often written as Tigrigna) is an Afroasiatic language of the Semitic branch.

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Togo

Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (République Togolaise), is a sovereign state in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.

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Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin

Laureat Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (17 August 1936—25 February 2006) was Poet Laureate of Ethiopia, as well as a poet, play writer, essayist, and art director.

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Tunisia

Tunisia (تونس; Berber: Tunes, ⵜⵓⵏⴻⵙ; Tunisie), officially the Republic of Tunisia, (الجمهورية التونسية) is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa, covering. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was estimated to be just under 11.93 million in 2016. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast. Geographically, Tunisia contains the eastern end of the Atlas Mountains, and the northern reaches of the Sahara desert. Much of the rest of the country's land is fertile soil. Its of coastline include the African conjunction of the western and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Basin and, by means of the Sicilian Strait and Sardinian Channel, feature the African mainland's second and third nearest points to Europe after Gibraltar. Tunisia is a unitary semi-presidential representative democratic republic. It is considered to be the only full democracy in the Arab World. It has a high human development index. It has an association agreement with the European Union; is a member of La Francophonie, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Arab Maghreb Union, the Arab League, the OIC, the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, the African Union, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Group of 77; and has obtained the status of major non-NATO ally of the United States. In addition, Tunisia is also a member state of the United Nations and a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Close relations with Europe in particular with France and with Italy have been forged through economic cooperation, privatisation and industrial modernization. In ancient times, Tunisia was primarily inhabited by Berbers. Phoenician immigration began in the 12th century BC; these immigrants founded Carthage. A major mercantile power and a military rival of the Roman Republic, Carthage was defeated by the Romans in 146 BC. The Romans, who would occupy Tunisia for most of the next eight hundred years, introduced Christianity and left architectural legacies like the El Djem amphitheater. After several attempts starting in 647, the Muslims conquered the whole of Tunisia by 697, followed by the Ottoman Empire between 1534 and 1574. The Ottomans held sway for over three hundred years. The French colonization of Tunisia occurred in 1881. Tunisia gained independence with Habib Bourguiba and declared the Tunisian Republic in 1957. In 2011, the Tunisian Revolution resulted in the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, followed by parliamentary elections. The country voted for parliament again on 26 October 2014, and for President on 23 November 2014.

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Uganda

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

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Unity Dow

Unity Dow (born 23 April 1959) is a judge, human rights activist, and writer from Botswana.

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Vamba Sherif

Vamba Sherif (born 1973) is a Liberian-born writer residing in the Netherlands.

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Vasco Cabral

Vasco Cabral (Farim, 1926–Bissau, 2005) was a Guinea-Bissauan writer and politician.

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Vincent de Paul Nyonda

Vincent de Paul Nyonda (1918–1995) was a Gabonese playwright and Minister.

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Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, and form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie (Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and social activist.

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Western Sahara

Western Sahara (الصحراء الغربية, Taneẓroft Tutrimt, Spanish and French: Sahara Occidental) is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, partially controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and partially Moroccan-occupied, bordered by Morocco proper to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

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Wilton G. S. Sankawulo

Wilton Gbakolo Sengbe Sankawulo, Sr. (July 26, 1937 – February 21, 2009) was a Liberian politician and author.

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Yamyam

Yamyam (born Abdulkadir Hersi Siyad, 4 September 1946 – October 22, 2005) (Cabdiqaadir Xirsi Siyaad (Yamyam), "عبد قادر حرس سياد "يميم.) or Yam Yam was a Somali poet and playwright.

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Yasin Osman Kenadid

Yasin Osman Kenadid (Yaasiin Cismaan Keenadiid, ياسين عثمان كينايديض) (1919–27 November 1988) was a Somali intellectual, writer and linguist.

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Zambia

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

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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Zindaba Nyirenda

Zindaba Nyirenda (“Zindie”) is a Nkhosikazi princess of sixth generation Shaka Zulu ancestry, and an author from Zambia.

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