Literary Zone

Sierra Leonean poet Elizabeth L. A. Kamara

Elizabeth Kamara was born and bred in Sierra Leone and teaches at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where she is Head of the English Unit, (...)

| 13 March | 3121 views

British Writer and Historian David Olusoga

David Adetayo Olusoga OBE (born January 1970 is a British historian, writer, broadcaster, presenter and film-maker. He is Professor of Public History at (...)

| 26 February | 2545 views

American poet and activist Amanda Gorman

Amanda S. C. Gorman (born 1998) is an American poet and activist. Her work focuses on issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalization, as well as (...)

| 7 February | 2914 views

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 (...)

| 19 January | 2362 views

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 (...)

| 2 January | 3146 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 (...)

| November 2020 | 1571 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 (...)

| November 2020 | 1658 views

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 (...)

| October 2020 | 2331 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 (...)

| October 2020 | 2543 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 (...)

| September 2020 | 2696 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 (...)

| August 2020 | 2149 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 (...)

| August 2020 | 2847 views