African writers
This is a list of prominent and notable writers from Africa. It includes poets, novelists, children's writers, essayists, and scholars, listed by country.
See: List of Algerian writers
Fama Diagne Sène
Fama Diagne Sène (born 1969, Thiès) is a Senegalese writer. Educated in Thiès, she became a teacher there. Ken Bugul listed her among "illustrious women" in Senegalese literature. In 1997, she worn th...
Leetile Disang Raditladi
Leetile Disang Raditladi (1910–1971) was a Botswana playwright and poet. He was born in Serowe and got his education in Tiger Kloof, Lovedale and Fort Hare University. He was banished from the Bangwat...
Aubrey Kachingwe
Aubrey Kachingwe (born 1926) is a Malawian novelist and short-story writer. He was educated in Malawi and Tanzania. He is "famed for being the first Malawian writer to publish with the prestigious Afr...
Ousmane Sembène
Ousmane Sembène (1 January 1923 – 9 June 2007), often credited in the French style as Sembène Ousmane in articles and reference works, was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer. The Los Ange...
Ousmane Sembène - Wikipedia
Abel Alier
Abel Alier Kwai (born 1933) is a South Sudanese politician who was in his 70s in 2007. After Sudan gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1956, Southern Sudan was not left as an independent st...
Issa Laye Thiaw
Issa Laye Thiaw (born 1943 at Sangué, Thies region of Senegal) is a Senegalese historian, theologian, and author on Serer religion, Serer tradition and history. Born into a Serer family, himself the s...
Lina Magaia
Lina Magaia (1940 – June 27, 2011) was a Mozambican writer, journalist and veteran of the war for the independence of Mozambique. It was a woman of many facets, which stood out during the life in area...
List of Algerian writers
A list of notable Algerian writers:
Abdilatif Abdalla
Abdilatif Abdalla (born 1946 in Mombasa) is a Kenyan writer and politician. He worked in Mombasa Council and after his publication of a pamphlet where he was critical with the government, he was impri...
Gladys Casely-Hayford
Gladys May Casely-Hayford alias Aquah Laluah (11 May 1904, Axim – October 1950, Freetown) was a Sierra Leonean writer, daughter of Adelaide Casely-Hayford. She started the Krio language literature.She...
Jeannette Balou Tchichelle
Jeannette Balou Tchichelle (1947 – 2005) was an author. She was born in the Republic of the Congo and lived in France from 1969 with her three sons. In books like her 1989 Coeur en exil (A Heart...
Aminata Traoré
Aminata Dramane Traoré (born 1947) is a Malian author, politician, and political activist. She served as the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Mali from 1997 to 2000 and is a former coordinator of th...
Aminata Traoré - Wikipedia
Leoncio Evita Enoy
Leoncio Evita Enoy (Udubuandolo, August 8, 1929 - Bata, December 1996) was an intellectual, painter and writer from Equatorial Guinea.
He attended several schools in San Carlos and learned drawing...
Alioune Sarr
Alioune Sarr, (born September 1, 1908) at Foundiougne in Senegal, was a Senegalese historian, author and politician whose family gained prominence in the Serer precolonial Kingdom of Sine and Saloum...
Raquel Ilonbé
Raquel Ilonbé, pseudonym of Raquel del Pozo Epita (1938 – 1992), was an Equatoguinean writer in Spanish.
Born in Spanish Guinea (today Equatorial Guinea), on the island of Corisco, she moved...
Raquel Ilonbé - Wikipedia