Literary Zone

Tanzanian politician and writer Julius Nyerere

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (Swahili pronunciation: [ˈdʒuːlius kɑmˈbɑɾɑgɑ ɲɛˈɾɛɾɛ]( 13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and (...)

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Zimbabwean writer Petinah Gappah

Petina Gappah (born 1971) is a Zimbabwean lawyer and writer. She writes in English, though she also draws on Shona, her first language. In 2016, she was (...)

| 3 weeks ago | 1430 views

Kenyan writer and scholar Simon Gikandi

Simon E. Gikandi (born 30 September 1960) is a Kenyan Literature Professor and Postcolonial scholar. He is the Robert Schirmer Professor of English at (...)

| 2 months ago | 1115 views

Ghanaian writer and filmmaker Yaba Badoe

Yaba Badoe (born 1955) is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and author. Career Yaba Badoe was born in Tamale, northern Ghana. She (...)

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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 (...)

| 3 months ago | 1518 views

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 (...)

| 3 months ago | 1899 views

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 (...)

| 4 months ago | 2064 views

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 (...)

| 4 months ago | 1945 views

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 (...)

| 5 months ago | 2309 views

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 (...)

| July 2020 | 1570 views