Topic: My top 10 contemporary African writers
In a continent as ethnically and culturally diverse as Africa, it is of note that the literature that has emerged from it has been equally diverse and multifaceted. Dealing with a range of social and cultural issues, from women’s rights and feminism to post-war and post-colonial identity, here are some of my Africa’s best contemporary writers and an example of their novel.
1. CHINUA ACHEBE: Nigeria. (Things fall Apart).
2. CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: Nigeria (Purple Hisbiscus)
3. AYI KWEI ARMAB: Ghana. ( The Beutyful ones are not yet born)
4. MARAMA BA. Senegal ( So long a letter)
5. NURUDDIN FARAH. Somalia (From a crooked Rib)
6. AMINALTA FORNA. Sierre Leone (The devil that Danced in water)
7. NADINE GORDIMER. South Africa (Burger's Daughter)
8. ALAIM MABANCKOU. Rebublic of Congo. (Black Bazar)
9. BEN OKRI. Nigerian/English. (Flowers and Shadows)
10. NGUGI WA THIONGO.