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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]

32 relations: A. Igoni Barrett, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Beirut39, Bogotá39, Chibundu Onuzo, Chika Unigwe, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dinaw Mengestu, Eileen Barbosa, Elechi Amadi, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, Glaydah Namukasa, Hawa Jande Golakai, Jackee Budesta Batanda, Lola Shoneyin, Margaret Busby, Mary Watson (author), Monica Arac de Nyeko, Nadifa Mohamed, Namwali Serpell, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Nii Parkes, Novuyo Tshuma, Okwiri Oduor, Ondjaki, Rotimi Babatunde, Shadreck Chikoti, Stanley Onjezani Kenani, Taiye Selasi, Tope Folarin, Ukamaka Olisakwe, Zukiswa Wanner.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Jackee Budesta Batanda

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

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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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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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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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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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Stanley Onjezani Kenani

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

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Taiye Selasi

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

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Tope Folarin

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

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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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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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