The Top 10 Contemporary African Authors


She says the world is changing – largely because of technology – and a new, younger breed of authors are making their mark in the literary world. “The world has noticed that Africa has its own stories to tell; stories rooted in the culture of the continent from the perspective of people from the continent.”

Here is the list of authors she chose. Please follow this link to read more about these exciting writers.

Top 10 Contemporary African Authors

  1. Chigozie Obiama
  2. Dinaw Mengestu
  3. Lauren Beukes
  4. Nakhane Toure
  5. Novoilet Bulawayo
  6. Okwiri Oduor
  7. Shadreck Chikoti
  8. Taiye Selasi
  9. Tendai Huchu
  10. Uzodinma Iweala
Lebogang Matshego is a South African journalist based in Johannesburg. She is the Digital Project Manager and Content Aggregator at YFM radio station, a Wits University graduate, and a freelance lifestyle and entertainment writer.

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  1. DL Kirkwood

    Thank you! Who amoung these writers have done memoirs, or write about African history in story form? I love memoirs and have read so many from the African countries the picking is now scarce.

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