Literary Zone

Malawian writer Jack Mapanje

Jack Mapanje (born 25 March 1944) is a Malawian writer and poet. He was the head of English at Chancellor College, the main campus of the University of (...)

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Zambian writer Namwali Serpell

Carla Namwali Serpell (born 1980) is a Zambian writer who teaches in the United States. She was also educated in the US, moving there with her family when (...)

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Ugandan writer Okello Oculi

Okello Oculi (born 1 January 1942) is a Ugandan novelist, poet, and chronicler of rural African village life. Currently, he is a private political and (...)

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Sudanese writer Amir Taj al-Sir

Amir Taj al-Sir Biography and literary career Taj al-Sir was born in northern Sudan in 1960 and trained as a gynaecologist. He has published more than a (...)

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Lesotho poet Sheila Khala

Sheila Nomolanga Khala is one of the best-known poets from Lesotho. She is considered a "pioneer" of poetry in Lesotho and even founded a nationwide (...)

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Liberian journalist and writer Kenneth Best

Kenneth Yakpawolo Best (born 28 October 1938) is a Liberian journalist who founded the Liberian newspaper The Daily Observer and a paper of the same name (...)

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Eritrean writer Hannah Pool

Hannah Azieb Pool (born 1974) is a British–Eritrean writer and journalist. She was born near the town of Keren in Eritrea during the war for independence (...)

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Poetry: The Mesh

The Mesh By Kwesi Brew, Ghana We have come to a cross-road And I must either leave or come with you. I lingered over the choice But in the (...)

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Nigerian writer Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa (born 1976) is a British/Nigerian author, noted for her travel writing. Education Noo Saro-Wiwa was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and in (...)

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Poetry: Africa is rich but poor!

Africa is rich but poor! Spoken Word Poetry by Sinneh T Moijueh, Freetown, Sierra Leone I can see life moving round in circles, ethics suspended like (...)

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British-Zimbabwean writer Doris Lessing

Doris May Lessing CH OMG (née Tayler; 22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British-Zimbabwean novelist. She was born to British parents in Iran, where (...)

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Kenyan writer Koigi wa Wamwere

Koigi wa Wamwere (born 18 December 1949 in Rugongo, Nakuru District) is a Kenyan politician, human rights activist, journalist and writer. Koigi became (...)

| 4 months ago | 1505 views