Literary Zone

Zimbabwean writer Brian Chikwava

Brian Chikwava is a Zimbabwean writer and musician. His short story "Seventh Street Alchemy" was awarded the 2004 Caine Prize for African writing in (...)

| July 2021 | 2493 views

Nigerian writer Chika Unigwe

Chika Unigwe was born on 12 June 1974 in Enugu, Nigeria, the sixth of seven children. After completing her secondary school education at Federal Government (...)

| June 2021 | 2613 views

Kenyan writer Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is Associate Professor of Literatures in English at Cornell University and the author of The Rise of the African Novel: Politics of (...)

| June 2021 | 1249 views

Egyptian writer Salwa Bakr

Salwa Bakr (born 1949) is an Egyptian critic, novelist and author. She was born in the Matariyya district in Cairo in 1949. Her father was a railway (...)

| May 2021 | 2795 views

South African writer Sindiwe Magona

Sindiwe Magona was born on 23 August 1943, in the village of Gungululu in rural Eastern Cape (formerly Transkei). The first born of eight children, Magona (...)

| May 2021 | 1664 views

Australian writer Magan Magan

Magan Magan is a writer and poet based in Melbourne. He holds a Creative Writing degree from Victoria University. Magan is the author of From Grains to (...)

| April 2021 | 2669 views

American poet Nikki Giovanni

Who Is Nikki Giovanni? Nikki Giovanni established Cincinnati’s first Black Arts Festival in 1967. She published her first book of poems, Black Feeling, (...)

| April 2021 | 3544 views

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, (...)

| March 2021 | 3169 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 (...)

| February 2021 | 2601 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 (...)

| February 2021 | 3075 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 (...)

| January 2021 | 2431 views