Noureddine Aba (1921–1996), playwright & poet.
Ferhat Abbas (1899–1995), political leader & essayist.
Salim Aïssa, pseudonym of Boukella, writer of detective fiction.
Wasini al-A’raj (1954–), novelist & short story writer.
Malek Alloula (1937–), poet & critic.
Djamal Amrani (1935–2005), poet & essayist.
Jean Amrouche (1907–1962), poet.
Marguerite Taos Amrouche (1913–1976), writer & singer.
Leila Aouchal (1937–), novelist.[Gik&i]
Maya Arriz Tamza (1957– ), storyteller, novelist & playwright.
Fatima Bakhaï (1949–).
Azouz Begag (1957–), social scientist & novelist.
Rabah Belamri (1946–1995), poet, short story writer & critic.
Myriam Ben (1928–2001), novelist, poet & activist.
Abdelhamid Ben Hadouga (1928–1996), novelist & short story writer.
Jacqueline Benslimane, poet.
Réda Bensmaia, novelist & critic.
Albert Bensoussan, novelist, translator & academic.
Fatiha Berezak, poet & performer.
Aïcha Bouabaci, poet & short story writer.
Rachid Boudjedra (1941–), writer & educator.
Nina Bouraoui (1967–), novelist.
Hocine Bouzaher (1935–), poet, politician & editor.
Albert Camus (1913–1960), author, philosopher & journalist.
Hélène Cixous (1937–), feminist writer & critic.
Djamila Debeche (1926–), novelist & essayist.
Jacques Derrida (1930–2004), philosopher.
Mohammed Dib (1920–2003), novelist & poet.
Tahar Djaout (1954–1993), journalist, poet & fiction writer.
Assia Djebar (1936–), Francophone writer, film-maker & academic.
Frantz Fanon, originally from Martinique (1925–1961), psychiatrist, philosopher & political theorist.
Achour Fenni, poet & academic.
Mouloud Feraoun (1913–1962).
Touati Fettouma (1950–), Francophone novelist of the Maghreb.
Fatima Gallaire (1944–), playwright.
Anna Greki, pseudonym of Colette Anna Grégoire (1931–1966), poet.
Malek Haddad (1927–1978), novelist & poet.
Aicha Lemsine (1942–), novelist.
Mouloud Mammeri (1917–1989), Kabyle writer, anthropologist & linguist.
Latifa Ben Mansour (1950–), writer & linguist.
Rachid Mimouni (1945–1995), writer, teacher & activist.
Ahlam Mostaghanemi (1953–), novelist.
Mohammed Ould Cheikh (1905–1938), poet & novelist.
Leila Rezzoug (1956–), novelist.
Leïla Sebbar (1941–), novelist.
Jean Sénac (1926–1962), poet.
Al-Tāhir Wattar (1936–), novelist.
Kateb Yacine (1929–1989), novelist & playwright.
Ahmed Zitouni (1949–), novelist.
José Eduardo Agualusa (1960–), journalist & writer.
Mário Pinto de &rade (1928–1990), poet & politician
Arlindo Barbeitos (1940– ), writer, poet
Mendes de Carvalho, writing as Uanhenga Xitu, politician & Africanist writer in Portuguese & Kimbundu.
Lopito Feijóo (1963–), writer, poet.
António Jacinto (1924–1991), poet & political activist.
Sousa Jamba (1966–), Anglophone journalist & novelist.
Luis K&jimbo (1960–), essayist & critic.
Dia Kassembe (1946–), Francophone writer & novelist.
Alda Lara (1930–1962), writer, poet.
Reis Luís, or “Mbwanga” (1968–), Portuguese-language novelist.
João Maimona (1955–), poet & essayist.
Manuel Rui Monteiro (1941–), writer, poet.
Agostinho Neto (1922–1979), writer poet.
Ondjaki (1977–), poet, novelist & dramatist.
Pepetela, pen-name of Artur Carlos Maurício Pestana dos Santos (1941–), writer of fiction.
Oscar Ribas (1909–2004), novelist
Paula Tavares (1952–), poet.
José Lu&ino Vieira (1935–), short-story writer & novelist.
Galesiti Baruti, novelist & academic.
Unity Dow (born 1959), judge, human rights activist & writer.
Bessie Head (1937—1986), novelist & short-story writer born in South Africa.
Leetile Disang Raditladi (1910–1971), playwright & poet.
Barolong Seboni (born 1957), poet & academic.
Stanislas Adotevi (1934–), French-language academic & philosopher.
Adelaide Fassinou, novelist
Berte-Evelyne Agbo, French-language poet also connected with Senegal.
Barbara Akplogan (1984 –), French-language writer.
Julien Alapini (1906–1971), ethnographer & playwright.
Francis Aupiais (1877–1945), French-born missionary & anthropologist.
Olympe Bhêly-Quenum (1928 –), writer & journalist.
Jérôme Carlos (1944–), novelist,poet.
Florent Couao-Zotti (1964), novelist,writer of comics, plays & short stories.
Félix Couchoro (1900–1968), novelist.
Moudjib Djinadou (1965– ), novelist.
Paul Hazoumé (1890–19800, novelist.
Gisèle Hountondji (1954–), French-language novelist.
Paulin J. Hountondji (1942–), philosopher & politician.
Paulin Joachim (1931–), poet, journalist & editor.
Barnabé Laye (1941 –), poet.[Gik&i]
Hortense Mayaba, French-language novelist & children’s writer.
José Pliva (1966–), actor & playwright.
Jean Pliya (1931–), playwright & short story writer.
Alidjanatou Saliou-Arekpa, French-language novelist.
Arnold Sènou, French-language novelist.
Galesiti Baruti, novelist & academic.
Unity Dow (born 1959), judge, human rights activist & writer.
Bessie Head (1937—1986), novelist & short-story writer born in South Africa.
Leetile Disang Raditladi (1910–1971), playwright & poet.
Barolong Seboni (born 1957), poet & academic.
Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo (1967–), French-language poet.
François Djobi Bassolet (d. 2001), journalist, historian, & cultural leader.
Jacques Prosper Bazié (born 1955), poet.
Nazi Boni (1909–1969), politician & writer.
Sarah Bouyain (1968–), writer & film director
Simporé Simone Compaore (born c. 1956), French-language playwright.
Augustin-Sondé Coulibaly (1933–), French-language novelist, poet & critic.
Bernadette Sanou Dao (1952–), politician, poet & children’s writer.
D. Jean Pierre Guingané (1947–), playwright, actor & director.
Zarra Guiro (1957–), French-language autobiographical writer.
Ignace Ansomwin Hien (1952–), novelist, poet & storywriter.
Monique Ilboudo, politician & writer.
Pierre Claver Ilboudo (born 1948), French-language novelist.
Sophie Heidi Kam (1968–), French-language poet, playwright & novelist.
S&ra Pierrette Kanzié, French-language poet.
Joseph Ki-Zerbo (1922–2006), politician & writer.
Amadou Koné (1953–), novelist, playwright & short story writer.
Gaël Koné (1976–), French-language poet.
Honorine Mare (1972–), French-language poet & academic.
Roger Nikiéma (c.1935–), French-language journalist, novelist & poet.
Suzy Henique Nikiéma (1983–). French-language novelist.
Kollin Noaga, pseudonym of Ernest Nongma Ouedraogo, politician, novelist & playwright.
Dim-Dolobsom Ouedraogo (1897–1940), intellectual.
Titinga Frédéric Pacéré (1943–), museum curator & French-language writer.
Adiza Sanoussi, French-language novelist.
Etienne Sawadogo, French-language novelist.
Marie-Simone Séri (born 1954), French-language autobiographical writer also connected with
Malidoma Patrice Somé (1956–), writer about religion.
Maxime Z. Somé (1959–), academic, politician & novelist.
Norbert Zongo (1949–1988), journalist & novelist.
Esther Kamatari (1951–1960), writer.
Severin Cecile Abega (1955–2008), French-language fiction writer & anthropologist, author of Les Bimanes, Le Bourreau & Entre Terre et Ciel.
Marie-Therese Assiga Ah&a, chemist & novelist.
Paul-Charles Atangana (1930–), French-language poet.
Philomène Bassek (1957–), French-language novelist, author of La Tache de Sang.
Francis Bebey (1929–2001), author of Les Trois Petits Cireurs, Agatha Moudio’son, The Ashanti Doll, Enfant Pluie & Ministre et le Griot.
Bate Besong (1954–), writer, poet.
Mongo Beti (pseudonym of Alex&re Biyidi Awala) (1932–2001), novelist writing in French.
Calixthe Beyala (1961–), novelist writing in French.
Jacques Bonjawo (1960–), software engineer & columnist.
Bole Butake (1947–), playwright.
Fern&o d’Almeida (1955–), journalist & poet.
Paul Dakeyo (1948–), poet.
Mbella Sonne Dipoko (1936–), English-language novelist, poet & painter.
Gaston-Paul Effa (1965–), novelist.
Jean Marc Ela (1936–), African liberation theologian, author of African Cry & My Faith as an African
Samuel-Martin Eno Belinga (1935–), poet, geologist & civil servant.
Professor Ndumbe Eyoh (1949–2006), playwright.
Alexis Maxime Feyou de Happy, French-language playwright, author of Conscience Ouverte (1974), Dithy (2002), Fairy Tales from Propagamar (2006), Victus Libri/Classic African Art (2008), Les Mezzotiniales (2009), Bodanou le Petit Oiseau Rouge (2010), & La Septieme Colonne/L’Ombre de Meridor (2010).
Joseph Feyou de Happy (1921–), French-language politician & historian, author of L’esprit des lois grassfields.
Patrice Kayo (1942–), poet, short story writer & oral storyteller.
Yodi Karone (1954–), novelist.
Werewere Liking (1950–), novelist also associated with Côte d’Ivoire.
Jeanne Ngo Mai (1933–), French-language poet.
Claude-Joseph M’Bafou-Zetebeg (1948–), French-language poet.
Achille Mbembe (1957–), political philosopher.
Rémy Sylvestre Medou Mvomo (1938–), novelist & playwright.
Evelyne Mpoudi Ngole (1953–), French-language novelist, author of Sous La Cendre Le Feu & Petit Jo, Enfant Des Rues.
Engelbert Mveng (1930–), French-language poet, author of Balafon.
Bill F. NDI (1964–), English-language poet & playwright, author of K’cracy, Trees in the Storm & Other Poems, Mishaps & Other Poems, Toils & Travails, & Gods in the Ivory Towers.
Bernard Nanga (1934–1985), French-language novelist, author of Les Chauve-Souris.
David Ndachi Tagne (1958–), novelist & journalist.
Patrice Nganang (1970- ), novelist.
Charles Ng&é, French-language poet.
Simon Njami (1962–), novelist.
Jean-Jacques Nkollo (1962–), novelist.
Etienne B. Noume, pen-name of Etienne NKepndep (1944–1970), French-language poet.
Jean-Paul-Nyunaï (1932–), French-language poet.
Joseph Owono (1921–1981), novelist & diplomat.
Ferdin& Oyono (1929–), novelist.[
Guillaume Oyono-Mbia (1939–), playwright writing in English & French, author of Trois Pretendants un mari.[
René Philombe, pseudonym of Philippe-Louis Ombede (1930–2001), novelist & editor.
Francois Sengat-Kuo (1931–), French-language poet, author of Fleurs de Laterite, Heures rouges, & Collier de Cauris.
Elolongué Epanya Yondo (1930–), poet in French & Duala.
Delphine Zanga Tsogo (1935–), feminist & writer.
Amílcar Cabral (1921–1973), writer.
Baltasar Lopes da Silva (1907–1989), writer.
Corsino Fortes, writer.
Don Xavier, writer.
Eugénio Tavares (1867–1930), writer.
Germano Almeida (1945- ), writer.
Henrique Teixeira de Sousa, writer
Ivone Ramos: (1926- ), writer.
João Cleófas Martins (1901–1970), writer.
Jorge Barbosa, writer.
Manuel Lopes (1907–2005), writer.
Manuel de Novas (1938- ), writer.
Orl&a Amarilis (1924 –), writer.
PJ Coble (1960- ), American of Cape Verdian descent
Yol&a Morazzo (1928- ), writer.
Sergio Frusoni (1901–1975), writer.
Viriato de Barros, writer
Central African Republic
Pierre Makombo Bamboté (1932–), novelist & poet.
Etienne Goyémidé (1942–), novelist, poet & short story writer: Le Silence de la Foret.
Blaise N’Djehoya (1953–), novelist.
Cyriaque Robert Yavoucko (1953–), novelist.
Marie-Christine Koundja (1957–), novelist & diplomat.
Koulsy Lamko (1959–), playwright, poet, novelist & university lecturer.
Joseph Brahim Seid (1927–1980), writer & politician.
Ali Abdel-Rhamane Haggar (1960–), economist & writer.
Ahmat Taboye, literary critic.
Khayar Oumar Defallah (c.1944–), politician & autobiographical writer.
Mohamed Ahmed -Chamanga (1952), writer
Adèle Caby-Livannah (1957– ) writer
Emmanuel Dongala (1941– ) writer
Mambou Aimée Gnali, writer
Sony Lab’ou Tansi (1947–1995), born in Congo-Kinshasa, writer
Henri Lopes (1937– ), born in Congo-Kinshasa, writer
Alain Mabanckou (1966– ), writer.
Jean Malonga, writer
Victor N’Gembo-Mou&a (1969–), writer.
Theophile Obenga, writer
Tchicaya U Tam’si (1931–1988), writer.
Jean-Baptiste Tati-Loutard (1938–2009), writer.
Jeannette Balou Tchichelle (1947–), writer.
Marie-Leontine Tsibinda, writer.
Brigitte Yengo, writer.
DRC (Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire
Léonie Abo, (1945–), autobiographical writer.
J’ongungu Lokolé Bolamba (1913–1990), poet.
Raïs Neza Boneza (1979–), poet & peace researcher.
Amba Bongo, writer & advocate for refugees.
Lima-Baleka Bosekilolo, writer, poet.
Charles Djungu-Simba Kamatenda (1953–), journalist, teacher, publisher, & writer.
Philibert Edme, writer
Buabua wa Kayembe Mubadiate (1950–), playwright.
Christine Kalonji, French-language fiction writer
Kama Sywor Kam&a (1952–), writer & poet.
Maguy Kabamba (1960–), writer & translator.
Paul Lomami-Tshibamba (1914–1985), novelist born in Congo-Brazzaville.
V. Y. Mudimbe (1941–), philosopher, academic & author.
Ngal Mbwil a Mpaang (1933– ), novelist.
Kavidi Wivine N’L&u, poet.
Clémentine Nzuji (1944– ), poet.
Sony Labou Tansi (1947–1995), novelist & poet.
Kabika Tshilolo, French-language writer.
Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie, novelist, playwright & poet.
Lye M. Yoka, playwright & short story writer.
Batukezanga Zamenka (1933–2000), novelist & essayist
Waberi Abdourahman (1965–), novelist, poet & academic.
Mouna-Hodan Ahmed (1972–), French-language novelist.
Adan Hasan, Writer
Ahmed Shawki (1868–1932), writer.
Hafez Ibrahim (1872–1932), writer.
Salama Moussa (1887–1958), writer.
Taha Hussein (1889–1973), writer.
Fekry Pasha Abaza (1896–1979), writer.
Tawfik El Hakim (1898–1987), playwright writer.
Muhammad Husayn Haykal (1909–1956), writer.
Abo El Seoud El Ebiary (1910–1969), writer.
Naguib Mahfouz, (1911–2006), novelist, short story writer & playwright awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Edmond Jabès (1912–1991), writer.
Tatamkulu Afrika, (1920–2002), writer.
&rée Chedid (1920–2011), poet & novelist.
Mustafa Mahmoud (1921–2009), writer.
Fathy Ghanem (1924–1998), novelist, journalist & editor.
Anis Mansour (1925–2011), writer.
Yusuf Idris (1927–1991), writer.
Alifa Rifaat (1930–1996), writer.
Mohammad Moustafa Haddara (1930–1997), writer.
Samir Amin (1931–), writer.
Nawâl El Saadâwi (1931–), feminist writer & activist.
Sonallah Ibrahim (1937–), writer.
Abdel Rahman El Abnudi (1938–), writer.
Leila Ahmed (1940– ), writer.
Gamal Al-Ghitani (1945– ), writer.
Ahdaf Soueif (1950– ), writer.
Salama Ahmed Salama, journalist & author.
Muhammad Aladdin, novelist, short story writer & script writer.
Hussein Bassir, writer, archaeologist,
Mona Soliman, novelist, poet
María Nsué Angüe (1945–), novelist & writer.
Juan Balboa Boneke (1938–), politician & writer.
Raquel Ilonbé (1938–1992), Spanish-language writer.
Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (1966– ), Annobonese writer.
Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo (1950– ), writer & journalist.
Alemseged Tesfai (1944– ), English-language playwright
Reesom Haile (2003- ), Tigrinya-language poet.
Haddis Alemayehu (1910–2003), writer.
Michael Daniel Ambatchew (1967–), writer.
Āfawarq Gabra Iyasus (1868–1947), writer.
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin (1936–2006) writer.
Moges Kebede, writer.
Tāddasa Lībān, writer.
Nega Mezlekia (1958– ), writer.
Sahle Selassie (1936– ), writer.
Demese Tsege, writer.
Hama Tuma (1949– ), writer.
Mammo Wudneh, writer.
Birhānu Zarīhun, writer.
Jean-Baptiste Abessolo (1932–), educator & short story writer.
Peggy Lucie Auleley, French-language poet.
Bessora (born in Belgium) (1968–), novelist & short story writer.
Rene Maran, born near Martinique (1887–1960), poet & novelist.
Chantal Magalie Mbazoo-Kassa, French-language poet & novelist.
Justine Mintsa (1967–), French-language novelist.
Nadège Noëlle Ango Obiang, French-language short story writer.
Maurice Okoumba-Nkoghe (1954–), poet & teacher.
Laurent Owondo (1948–), playwright.
Angèle Ntyugwetondo Rawiri (1954–2010), novelist.
Conton, William (1925–), educator, historian & novelist also associated with Sierra Leone.
Dibba, Ebou (1943–2000), English-language novelist.
Grey-Johnson, Nana (1951 –), writer, playwright.
Joof, Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham (1924–2011), historian, politician & Pan-Africanist
Peters, Lenrie (1932–), poet & novelist also associated with Sierra Leone.
Sallah, Tijan M. (1958–), writer poet.
Kofi Anan, writer, Ex- UN Secretary-General & Nobel Prize in Peace Winner
Ben Hinson,novelist, poet, playwright, director, actor & screenwriter.
Joseph Wilfred Abruquah (1921–), novelist.
Kobina Eyi Acquah (1952–), poet.
Ama Ata Aidoo (1940–), playwright, poet, fiction writer & critic.
Lawrence Darmani (1956–), novelist, poet, playwright, inspirational writer
Kofi Aidoo (1950– ), short story writer.
Mohammed Naseehu Ali, short story & non-ficton writer.
Kofi Anyidoho (1947–), poet & academic.
Anthony Appiah (1954–), philosopher, cultural theorist & novelist.
Ayertey Isaac, Pan-Africanist & AuthorAyi Kwei Armah (1939– ), novelist.
T. Q. Armar (1915–2000), publisher & textbook writer.
Raphael Armattoe (1913–1953), poet.
Bediako Asare, journalist & non-fictionwriter also connected with Tanzania
Meshack Asare (1945–), children’s writer.
Yaw Asare (1953–2002), dramatist & director.
Ayesha Harruna Attah, novelist.
Kofi Awoonor (1935–), poet, novelist & critic.
Mohammed Ben-Abdallah (1944 –), playwright.
J. Benibengor Blay (1915–), popular novelist, playwright & poet.
Yaw M. Boateng (1950– ), novelist & playwright.
William Boyd (1952– ), novelist.
Kwesi Brew (1928– ), writer, poet.
Nana Brew-Hammond, journalist, poet, playwright & screenwriter.
Margaret Busby, publisher & dramatist.
Abena Busia (1953– ), poet & academic.
Akosua Busia (1966– ), actress, novelist & screenwriter.
Jacobus Capitein (1717–1747), minister & writer on slavery.
Adelaide Smith Casely-Hayford (1868–1960), short story writer & educator.
Gladys May Casely-Hayford (1901–1950), poet.
J.E. Casely-Hayford (1866–1930), politician & novelist.
Quobna Ottobah Cugoano (1757?–1801?), freed slave & autobiographer.
J. B. Danquah (1895–1965), scholar, lawyer & politician.
Mabel Danquah (1910–1984), short story writer.
Amma Darko (1956– ), novelist.
Joe de Graft (1924–1978), playwright & poet.
Michael Dei-Anang (1909–1977), poet, playwright & novelist.
Amu Djoleto (1929– ), novelist, poet & educator.
Cameron Duodo (1937– ), journalist, novelist & poet.
Ferdin& Kwasi Fiawoo (1891–1969), playwright.
Albert William Kayper-Mensah (1923– ), poet.
Asare Konadu (1932–1994), novelist.
B. Kojo Laing (1946– ), novelist & poet.
Bill Okyere Marshall (1936– ), playwright & novelist.
Kwame Nkrumah (1909–1972), politician & political theorist.
(John) Atukwei Okai (1941– ), poet.
Martin Owusu (1943– ), playwright.
Frank Kobina Parkes (1932–2005 ), poet.
Nii Ayikwei Parkes (1974– ), writer, poet.
Carl Christian Reindorf (1834–1917), pastor & historian.
Kobina Sekyi (1892–1956), politician & writer.
Francis Selormey (1927–1988), novelist.
Efua Theodora Sutherl& (1924–1996 ), playwright.
Asiedu Yirenkyi (1946– ), writer, playwright.
Mary Asabea Ashun (1968 – ), novelist.
Sylvanus Bedzrah, novelist.
Amílcar Cabral (1924–1973), agronomist, writer & politician.
Amílcar Cabral (1924–1973), agronomist, writer & politician.
Marguerite Abouet, born in Abidjan (1971–), writer of graphic novels.
Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo, also connected with Burkina Faso (1967–), poet & journalist.
Tanella Boni, poet & novelist.
Micheline Coulibaly, born in Vietnam (1950–2003), short story writer & writer for children.
Bernard Binlin Dadié (1916–), novelist, playwright, poet & politician.
Henriette Diabate (1935- ), politician & writer.
Richard Dogbeh, also connected with Benin, Senegal & Togo (1932–2003), novelist & educator.
Werewere-Liking Gnepo, also connected with Cameroon (1950–), writer, playwright & performer.
Gilbert G. Groud (1956- ), painter, illustrator & author.
Adjoua Flore Kouame (1964–), novelist.
Ahmadou Kourouma (1927–2003), novelist.
Lauryn, also connected with Togo & Benin, born in France (1978–)
Véronique Tadjo (1955–), poet, novelist & artist.
Jared Angira (1947- ), writer, poet.
Khadambi Asalache (1934–), poet & writer.
Karen Blixen aka Isak Dinesen (1885–1962), novelist.
Rocha Chimera, Swahili writer & critic.
Elspeth Huxley (1907–1997), journalist & autobiographical writer.
Philo Ikonya, poet & human rights activist.
Francis Imbuga (1947- ), director & playwright.
Samuel Kahiga, short story writer & novelist.
Jomo Kenyatta (1892?–1978), politician & writer.
Leonard Kibera (1942–1983). Novelist & short story writer.
John Kiriamiti (1950- ), writer of popular fiction.
Muthoni Likimani (1926- ), writer.
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye (1928–), novelist, essayist & poet.
Charles Mangua (c.1940–), fiction writer
Ali A. Mazrui (1933– ), academic & political writer.
Mwana Kupona binti Msham (died c.1865), Swahili poet.
Micere Mugo (1942–), playwright, academic & poet.
Wahome Mutahi (−2003), satirical journalist.
Joseph Muthee (1928–), Kikuyu writer.
Meja Mwangi (1948–), novelist.
Rebecca N&WA, Swahili children’s writer.
Mona L. Nduilu (1976 -), writer
Stephen N. Ngubiah (1936- ), novelist.
Ngugi wa Mirii (1951– ), writer, playwright.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o (1938– ), English-language & Gikuyu writer.
Rebeka Njau (1932- ), novelist, playwright & poet.
Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha (1952– ), writer, playwright.
Atieno Odhiambo (1945–2009), academic.
Oginga Odinga (1912–1994), writer, philosopher & politician.
Margaret Ogola (1958- ). writer
Grace Ogot (1930– ). writer
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (1968- ), winner of the Caine Prize 2003.
Shailja Patel, poet, playwright & activist.
Mwangi Ruheni (born 1934), scientist & popular novelist.
M. G. Vassanji (1950– ), novelist & editor.
Koigi wa Wamwere (1949– ), politician & writer.
Godwin Wachira (1936- ), novelist.
Charity Waciuma (1936– ), novelist.
Wangui Wa Goro, academic & translator.
Corney Gichuki (1968 -), writer of popular children’s fiction.
Binyavanga Wainaina (1971– ), winner of the Caine Prize 2002.
Gakaara Wanjau (1921–2001), writer & Kikuyu nationalist.
Kenneth Watene (born 1944), playwright.
Miriam Were (1940– ), public health advocate, academic & novelist.
Thomas Mofolo (1876–1948), Basotho author.
A. S. Mopeli-Paulus (1913–1960), Sethoso & English-language author.
Edwin Barclay (1882–1955), politician & writer.
Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832–1912), born in the Virgin Isl&s (see also Sierra Leone), educator, writer, diplomat & politician.
Wilton G. S. Sankawulo (1937–2009), politician & author.
Bai T. Moore (1916–), poet, novelist, folklorist & essayist.
Sadiq Al-Nayhum (1937–1994), Islamic writer, critic & journalist.
FKhalifa al-Fakhri, short story writer.
Ahmad Ibrahim al-Faqih (1942–), novelist.
Muammar al-Gaddafi (1942–2011), politician & occasional novelist.
Ibrahiem El-kouni (1948–), novelist.
Elie-Charles Abraham (1919–), writer, poet.
David Jaomanoro (1953–), poet, short story writer & playwright.
Esther Nirina (1932–), writer, poet.
Hajasoa Vololona Picard-Ravololonirina (1956–),, academic, politician & poet.
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (1903–1937), poet & novelist.
Jacques Rabémanajara (1913–), poet, playwright & politician.
Raymond William Rabemananjara (1913–), historian & writer.
Charlotte Arisoa Rafenomanjato (1938–), writer & translator
Elie Rajaonarison (1951–2010), writer, poet.
Régis Rajemisa-Raolison (1913–), poet & educator
Jean-Luc Raharimanana (1967–), French-language writer.
Michèle Rakotoson (1948–), novelist, short story writer & playwright.
Flavien Ranaivo (1914–), poet & writer.
Steven Chimombo (1945–), writer, poet, editor & teacher.
Frank Chipasula (1949–), writer, editor & academic.
Walije Gondwe (1936- ), “Malawi’s first female novelist”.
Aubrey Kachingwe (1926–), novelist & short story writer.
William Kamkwamba (1987–), inventor & author.
Chris Kamlongera, playwright & University of Malawi academic.
Legson Kayira (1942–). Novelist.
Stanley Onjezani Kenani (1976–), poet.
Ken Lipenga (1954–), politician, journalist & writer.
Qabaniso Malewezi (1979- ), spoken word poet.
Ben Wokomaatani Malunga (1962- ), poet & broadcaster.
Jack Mapanje (1944–), writer & poet.
Felix Mnthali (1933–), poet, novelist & playwright.
Edison Mpina (1946–2001), poet.
Sam Mpasu (1945- ), novelist & politician
Anthony Nazombe (1955–2004), poet & academic.
D.D.Phiri (Desmond Dudwa Phiri), economist, historian & playwright.
David Rubadiri (1930–), diplomat, academic & poet.
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (1955–), historian, critic & writer.
Ahmad Baba al Massufi (1556–1627), writer and scholar.
Abdoulaye Ascofaré (1949–), poet and filmmaker.
Ibrahima Aya (1967–)
Amadou Hampâté Bâ (1900 or 1901–1991), historian, theologian, ethnographer, novelist and autobiographer.
Adame Ba Konaré (1947–), historian and writer.
Seydou Badian Kouyaté (1928–), novelist and politician.
Massa Makan Diabaté (1938–1988), historian, author and playwright.
Souéloum Diagho, poet.
Aïda Mady Diallo, novelist and director.
Aly Diallo, French-language novelist first published in German translation.
Alpha Mandé Diarra (1954–), writer
Oumou Diarra (1967–), writer born in Yugoslavia.
Doumbi Fakoly (1944–), non-fiction writer.
Aïcha Fofana (1957–2003), novelist.
Aoua Kéita (1912–1980), independence activist and autobiographer.
Moussa Konaté (1951–), French-language writer.
Yambo Ouologuem (1940–), novelist.
Ibrahima Mamadou Ouane (1908–), writer
Bernadette Sanou Dao (1952–), author and politician.
Fanta-Taga Tembely (1946–), French-language novelist.
Aminata Traoré (1942–), author, politician and political activist.
Falaba Issa Traoré (1930–2003), writer, comedian, playwright and director.
Ahmad ibn al-Amin al-Shinqiti (1872–1913), Arabic-language writer.
Amadou Oumar Bâ (1917–), writer, poet.
Ibn Razqa (died 1144 AH/1731 AD), poet and scholar.
Moussa Diagana (1946–), French-language writer.
Moussa Ould Ebnou, French-language novelist.
Mohammed al-Shankiti (1907–1973, Islamic scholar.
Abderrahmane Sissako (1961–), filmmaker.
Belinda Mohamed (1981- ), Novelist.
Richard Sedley Assonne (1961–), Francophone journalist and poet.
Thomi Pitot de la Beaujardière (born 1779), Francophone poet.
Lilian Berthelot, poet.
Jean Blaize (1860–1937), Francophone writer.
Marcel Cabon (1912–1972), Francophone novelist.
Charles Castellan (1812–1851), Francophone poet.
Raymond Chasle (1930–1996), Francophone diplomat and poet.
Malcolm de Chazal (1902–1981), writer, painter and visionary.
François Chrestien (1767–1846), Mauritian Creole poet and singer.
Lindsey Collen (1948–), novelist and activist also associated with South Africa.
Carl de Souza (1949–), Francophone novelist.
Ananda Devi (1957–), Francophone novelist and poet.
Maurice Duverge (1849–1891), Francophone poet.
Jacques Edouard (1964–), Francophone journalist, poet and writer.
Jean Fanchette (1932–1992), Francophone poet and psychoanalyst.
Charles Gueuvin (1834–1905), Francophone poet.
Robert-Edward Hart (1891–1954), francophone poet and novelist.
Stefan Hart De Keating (1971–), Francophone slam poet.
J. M. G. Le Clézio (1940–), Francophone writer also associated with France.
Léoville L’Homme (1857–1928), Francophone poet.
Yusuf Kadel (1970–), Francophone poet and playwright.
Raymonde de Keven (1899–1973), Francophone poet.
Félicien Mallefille (1813–1868), Francophone novelist and playwright.
Edouard Maunick (1931–), Francophone poet, writer, and diplomat.
Jean-Georges Prosper (1933–), poet.
Camille de Rauville (1910–), Francophone writer.
Pierre Renaud (1921–1976), Francophone poet.
Amal Sewtohul (1971–), diplomat and writer in French and Mauritian Creole.
Khal Torabully (1956–), Francophone poet.
Paul-Jean Toulet (1867–1920), Francophone poet and writer in French and Mauritian Creole.
Abhimanyu Unnuth (1937–), Hindi writer.
Dev Virahsawmy (1942–), politician and playwright.
Leila Abouzeid (born 1950), writer.
Mohammed Achaari (born 1951), writer.
Said Achtouk (died 1989), writer.
Issa Aït Belize, writer.
Lotfi Akalay (born 1943), writer.
Mohammed Akoujan, writer.
Mehdi Akhrif (born 1952), writer.
Mohammed ibn Mohammed Alami (1932-1993), writer.
Idriss ibn al-Hassan al-Alami (1925-2007), writer.
Ahmad al-Tayyeb Aldj (born 1928), writer.
Tewfik Allal (born 1947), writer.
Farid al-Ansari (1960-2009), writer.
Najib El Aoufi (born 1948), writer.
Robert Assaraf (born 1936), writer.
Nabil Ayouch (born 1969), writer.
Ali Azaykou (1942-2004), writer.
Latifa Baka (born 1964), writer.
Ahmed Abdesalam Baqqali (1932-2010), writer.
Ahmed Barakat (1960-1994), writer.
Muriel Barbery (born 1969), writer.
Laarbi Batma (1948-1998), writer.
Hafsa Bekri-Lamrani, writer.
Abdelmalek Belghiti (1906-2010), writer.
Abdeslam Benabdelali, writer.
Abdelkader Benali (born 1975)
Mehdi Ben Barka (1920-1965)
Zoubeir Ben Bouchta, writer.
Siham Benchekroun, writer.
Ahmed Benchemsi, writer.
Rajae Benchemsi (born 1957), writer.
Esther Bendahan (born 1964), writer.
Halima Ben Haddou (born 1954), writer.
Abdelmajid Benjelloun (1919-1981), writer.
Mohamed Chafik (born 1926), writer.
Nadia Chafik (born 1962), writer.
Abdelkader Chaoui (born 1950), writer.
Driss Ben Hamed Charhadi (1937-1986), writer.
Mohammed Daoud (1901-1984), writer.
Zakya Daoud (born 1937), writer.
Najat El Hachmi (born 1979), writer.
Youssouf Amine Elalamy (born 1961), writer.
Youssef Fadel (b. 1949), writer.
Allal al-Fassi (1910-1974), writer.
Malika al-Fassi (1920-2007), writer.
Abdelkrim Ghallab (1919-2006), writer.
Abd al-Aziz al-Ghumari (1920-1997), writer.
Abdullah al-Ghumari (1910-1993), writer.
Mouna Hachim (born 1967), writer.
Ali Haddani (1936-2007), writer.
Mohammed al-Harradi, writer.
Badia Hadj Nasser, writer.
Allal El Hajjam (born 1948), writer.
Abderrahman Hajji (1901-1965), writer.
Abdellatif Idrissi (born 1957), writer.
Mohammed Abed al-Jabri (1936-2010), writer.
Salim Jay (born 1951), writer.
Abbas al-Jirari (born 1937), writer.
Maati Kabbal, writer.
Mohammed Kaghat (1942-2001), writer.
Mohammed Khammar Kanouni (1938-1991), writer.
Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine (1941-1995), writer.
Abdelkebir Khatibi (born 1938), writer.
Abdellatif Laabi (born 1942), writer.
Abdelrahim Lahbibi (b. 1950), writer.
Mohammed Aziz Lahbabi (1922-1993), writer.
Leila Lahlou, writer.
Laila Lalami (born 1968), writer.
Wafaa Lamrani (born 1960), writer.
Mustafa Maadawi (1937-1961), writer.
Ahmed al-Madini (born 1949), writer.
Edmond Amran El Maleh (1917-2010), writer.
Zahra Mansouri, writer.
Khadija Marouazi (born 1961), writer.
Ahmed Mejjati (1936-1995), writer.
Driss El Meliani, writer.
Rachid O (born 1970), writer.
Salah El-Ouadie (born 1952), writer.
Malika Oufkir (born 1953), writer.
Bachir Qamari (born 1951), writer.
Mubarak Rabi (born 1938), writer.
Mohamed Said Raihani (born 1968), writer.
Mohammed Sabbag (born 1930), writer.
Mohammed Sabila, writer.
Abdeldjabbar Sahimi (born 1938), writer.
Abdelhadi Said (1974), writer.
Amale Samie (1954), writer.
Thouria Saqqat (1935-1992), writer.
Tayeb Seddiki (1938), writer.
Ahmed Sefrioui (1915-2004), writer.
Paulina Chiziane (1955–), Portuguese-language novelist and short-story writer.
Mia Couto (1955–), novelist and short story writer.
José Craveirinha (1922–2003), Portuguese-language poet.
Luis Bernardo Honwana (1942–), Portuguese-language short story writer.
Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa (1957–), Portuguese-language novelist and short-story writer.
Lina Magaia (1940s–), Portuguese-language novelist and short-story writer
Orlando Marques de Almeida Mendes (1916–1990), Portuguese-language novelist.
Lília Momplé (1935–), Portuguese-language fiction writer.
Amélia Muge (1952–), writer and singer.
Glória de Santana (1925–), poet.
Noémia de Sousa (1926–2003), Portuguese-language poet.
Abdelkarim Tabbal (born 1931), writer.
Abdellah Taïa (born 1973), writer.
Boutaina Tawil, writer.
Abdelhadi Tazi (born 1921), writer.
Mohammed Azeddine Tazi (1948), writer.
Said Yaktine (born 1955), writer.
Haim Zafrani (1922-2004), writer.
Mohamed Zafzaf (1942-2001), writer.
Ali ibn Qasim al-Zaqqaq (died 1506), writer.
Joseph Diescho (1955–), novelist.
Dorian Haarhoff (1944–), poet and academic.
Giselher Werner Hoffmann (1958–), German-language novelist.
Anoeschka von Meck, journalist and Afrikaans language writer.
Ide Adamou (1951–), poet and novelist.
Ousmane Amadou (1948–), poet, novelist, lawyer and journalist.
Djibo Bakary (1922–1998), politician and writer.
Andrée Clair, born and died in France (1916–1982), ethnographer and children’s writer.
Mahamadou Halilou Sabbo (1937–), novelist and playwright.
Boubou Hama (1906–1982), politician and writer.
Hawad (1950–), poet who advocates Tuareg independence.
Salihu Kwantagora (1929–), songwriter and poet.
Hélène Kaziende (1967–), teacher, journalist and short story writer.
Abdoulaye Mamani (1932–1993), poet, novelist and trade unionist.
Ide Oumarou (1937–2002), politician, diplomat and writer.
Oum Ramatou (1970–), French-language novelist.
Andre Salifou (1942–), politician, diplomat and academic.
Chris Abani (born 1966), novelist, playwright and poet.
Chinua Achebe (born 1930), novelist, poet and critic.
Catherine Obianuju Acholonu (born 1951), academic.
Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969), poet.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 1977), novelist.
Tolu Ajayi (born 1946), poet and writer of fiction.
Uwem Akpan (born 1971), Jesuit priest and writer.
Akilu Aliyu (1918–1998), writer, poet.
Zaynab Alkali (born 1950), novelist, short story writer and academic.
T.M. Aluko (1918–2010), novelist and autobiographer.
Elechi Amadi (born 1934), novelist.
Ifi Amadiume (born 1947), poet, anthropologist and essayist.
Karen King-Aribisala, short story writer, novelist and academic.
Sefi Atta (born 1964), novelist, short story writer and playwright.
Nnorom Azuonye (born 1967), theater director, playwright and poet.
Biyi Bandele (born 1967), writer.
A. Igoni Barrett (born 1979), writer.
Olumbe Bassir, writer.
Philip Begho, writer.
Tubal Rabbi Cain (born 1964), writer.
Chin Ce (born 1966), writer.
Chinweizu (born 1943), writer.
John Pepper Clark (born 1935), writer.
Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1809–1891), writer.
Jude Dibia (born 1975), writer.
Philip Effiong, writer.
Michael Echeruo (born 1937), writer.
Amatoritsero (Godwin) Ede, writer.
Cyprian Ekwensi (1921–2007), writer.
Buchi Emecheta (born 1944), writer.
E. Nolue Emenanjo, writer.
Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–97), writer.
Rosemary Esehagu (born 1981), writer.
Femi Euba, writer.
Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (1903–1963), writer.
Adebayo Faleti, writer.
Toyin Falola, writer.
Dan Fulani, writer.
Bilkisu Funtuwa, writer.
Helon Habila, writer.
Obo Aba Hisanjani, writer.
Akinwunmi Isola, writer.
Uzodinma Iweala, writer.
Festus Iyayi (born 1947), writer.
Abubakar Imam, writer.
John Jea, writer.
Samuel Johnson, writer.
Duro Ladipo (1931–1978), writer.
Abimbola Lagunju (born 1960), writer.
Amina Mama (born 1958), writer.
Oliver Mbamara, writer.
Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu (born 1941), writer.
John Munonye (born 1929), writer.
Uche Nduka (born 1963), writer.
Nkem Nwankwo (1936–2001), writer.
Flora Nwapa (1931–1993), writer.
Onuora Nzekwu (born 1928), writer.
Obinna Charles Okwelume
Olu Oguibe (born 1964), writer.
Ike Oguine, writer.
Molara Ogundipe (born 1949), writer.
Tanure Ojaide (born 1949), writer.
Olatubosun Oladapo, writer.
Gabriel Okara (born 1921), writer.
Christopher Okigbo (1932–1967), writer.
Nnedi Okorafor, writer.
Wole Oguntokun, writer.
Gabriel Okara (born 1921), writer.
Christopher Okigbo (1932–1967), writer.
Ben Okri (born 1959), writer.
Afolabi Olabimtan, writer.
Simbo Olorunfemi, writer.
Kole Omotosho (born 1943), writer.
Kola Onadipe (1922–1988), writer.
Nduka Onwuegbute (born 1969), writer.
Ifeoma Onyefulu (born 1959), writer.
Osonye Tess Onwueme (born 1955), writer.
Dennis Osadebay (1911–1995), writer.
Femi Osofisan (born 1946), writer.
E.C. Osondu, writer.
Niyi Osundare (born 1947), writer.
Helen Ovbiagele (born 1944), writer.
Ola Rotimi (1938– 2000), novelists, theater director, playwright
Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941–1995), writer.
Mabel Segun (born 1930), writer.
Zulu Sofola (1935–1995), writer.
Wole Soyinka (born 1934), awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
Bode Sowande (born 1948), writer.
Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike, writer.
Obiora Udechukwu (born 1946), writer.
Adaora Lily Ulasi (born 1932), writer.
Chika Unigwe, writer.
Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1944–1986), writer.
Jumoke Verissimo, writer.
Ken Wiwa (born 1968), writer.
Maggy Correa, French-language autobiographical writer.
Edouard Gasarabwe (1938–), novelist and folklorist.
Jeannine Herrmann-Grisius, French-language novelist.
Alexis Kagame (1912–1981), priest, scholar, and writer.
Immaculée Ilibagiza (c.1970–), autobiographical and religious writer
Thérèse Muamini, French-language novelist.
Yolande Mukagasana (1954–), French-language autobiographical writer.
J. Savério Nayigiziki (1915–1984), educator, interpreter and writer.
Cyprien Rugumba (1935–1994), scholar, poet and composer.
Benjamin Sehene (1959–), novelist and non-fiction writer.
Marie-Aimable Umurerwa, French-language autobiographical writer.
Marie Béatrice Umutesi (1959–), French-language autobiographical writer.
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Olinda Beja (1946–), novelist.
Sara Pinto Coelho (1913–1990), fiction writer and playwright.
Conceição Lima (1962–), Portuguese-language poet.
Caetano da Costa Alegre (1864–1890), Portuguese-language poet.
M. Manuela Margarido (1925–2007), Portuguese-language poet.
Alda do Espírito Santo (1926–), Portuguese-language poet.
Mário Domingues (1899–1977), novelist.
José Francisco Tenreiro (1921–1963), literary critic and poet.
Mariama Bâ, writer
Fatou Diome, writer
Ousmane Sembène, writer
Léopold Senghor, writer
Antoine Abel (1934–), poet and fable writer.
Ishmael Beah (1980–), child soldier and memoirist.
Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832–1912), born in the Virgin Islands (see also Liberia)
Adelaide Casely-Hayford (1868–1960), short story writer and educator.
Gladys Casely-Hayford (1904–1950), poet also associated with Ghana.
Syl Cheney-Coker (1945/47–), poet, journalist and novelist.
William Conton (1925–), educator, historian, and novelist also associated with The Gambia.
R. Sarif Easmon (1913–), doctor, playwright and novelist.
Aminatta Forna (1964–), memoirist and novelist.
Africanus Horton (1835–1883), Creole African nationalist writer.
Delia Jarrett-Macauley, academic and novelist.
Lemuel A. Johnson (1940/41–2002), poet and academic.
Yulisa Amadu Maddy (1936–), playwright, novelist, and choreographer.
Abioseh Nicol (1924–1994), doctor and short story writer.
Lenrie Peters (1932–2009), poet also associated with The Gambia.
Abdirashid Hashi Fiqi, writer.
Adam Sed Abdi, writer.
Afyar Abdi Elmi, writer.
Anwar M. Diriye, writer.
Abdirazak Jama, writer.
Aw-Jama Ali Isse, writer.
Abdi Roble, writer.
Ahmed Ali Farah “Idaajaa”, writer, journalist & archiver.
Abdihakin Adan “Irday” , writer.
Aliqeyr Mohamed Nur, writer.
Amina Said Ali, writer.
Ahmed Sheikh Ali, writer.
Abdi Kusow, writer.
Adan Ibrahim Aw-Hirsi, writer.
Ahmed Sheikh Ali “Burale”, writer.
Afdhere Jama, writer.
Ahmed Ismail Samatar, writer.
Adan Said Abdi, writer.
Abdullahi Hassan, writer.
Adan Ugas Baqow, writer.
Ahmed Ismail Mahamud “Ahmed Deeq”, writer.
Axmed Nuur Maxamuud Cumar Hindi, writer.
Ahmed Abib Hayir, writer.
Ahmed Sheikh Ali Burale, writer.
Abdikadir Osman Mohamud “Aroma”, writer.
Abbdulle Omar Mansuur, writer.
Abdikadir Ahmed Shaafici, writer.
Abdiqeyr Mohamed Nur, writer.
Abudlkadir Omar Adan, writer.
Abdulkadir F. Bootaan, writer.
Abdulkadir (Diini), writer.
Abdihakin Aadan, writer.
Abdirahmed Mohamed Abditdoon, writer.
Ali S. Faqi, writer.
Abdi-Noor Haji Mohamed, writer.
Prof. Ahmed Ismail Samatar, writer.
Ahmed Egaag, , writer.
Ahmed-Keyse Ali Roble, writer.
Aliqayr M. Nur, writer.
Abdulkadir Nur Salad “Fiisiko”, writer.
Alishur Mume Ibrahim, writer.
Abdi Jama Aw-Aden, writer.
Ahmed Farah Ali “Idaajaa), writer.
Abdiweli Ahmed Hassan, writer.
Abdirashid Jama Jibril, writer.
Dr. Abdirahman A. Noor, “56 Laws of Leadership”, writer.
Prof Abdalla Omar Mansur, writer.
Awil Hashi, writer.
Abdullahi Haji Elmi, writer.
Abdibashir Ali 3 books, writer.
Dr. Abdullahi Sheikh Hussein, writer.
Abdiasis Hassan Yaqub, , writer.
Sheikh Abdikdir Abdille Dini, writer.
Abdullahi M. Farah, writer.
Abdi Farah Guha, writer.
Abdi Jama Aw-Adan, writer.
Abdikadir Abdi Shube 1 book
Abdi shire Warsame, writer.
Abdirahman A. Nur, writer.
Abdullahi Hassan robe, writer.
Prof. Abdalla Omar Mansur,, writer.
Abdullahi Mo’allim Mohamud “Quraanjo Aruurtay Bulac waa jiidaa”, writer.
Ambassador Dr. Badal W. Kariye, writer
Bile M. Hashi, writer.
Farah Mohamed Jama Awil, writer.
Fawzia Yusuf X.Adan, writer.
Farah M. Mohamed, writer.
Hassan Abdi Madar, writer.
Hassan Sheikh Mumin, writer.
Hassan C. Madar, writer.
Dr. Hawo Abdi, writer.
Hani Hirsi, writer.
Halima Abdirazak, writer.
Ibrahim Ahmed Awale, writer.
Aw-Jama Omar Isse, writer.
Jama Muse, writer.
Jawahir Abdulle Ahmed, writer.
Jamal Ali Hussein, writer.
Khalif Ashkir, writer.
Khalif Ali Gul-Warsame, writer.
Khalif Ali Guul Warsame, writer.
Mohamud Ugas Mohamud, writer.
Mohamud Korshel, writer.
Prof. Mohamud Mo’allim Ali (Tuuryare), writer.
Muse Dalmar, writer.
Mohamed Farah Abdi “Duurgal”, writer.
Mohamed Dirie Abdullahi, writer.
Mohamed Osman Omar, writer.
Mohamed Isse Barre, writer.
Mohamed Ibrahim Shire, writer.
Muse Dalmar, writer.
Mukhtar Abdi Sheikh “Balshaawi”, writer.
Mohamud Mohamed Sheikh, writer.
Dr. Mohamed Hadi Ahmed, writer.
Mohamed Dahir Afrah, writer.
Mustapha Harrir, writer.
Mohamed Hussein Hadi, writer.
Mohamed Osman Omar, writer.
Mohamed Haddi Ahmed, writer.
Mohamed Ali (Boodhan), writer.
Mohamed Hersi Guled “Abdibashir”, writer.
Muse Mohamud Isse, writer.
Mohamed Ismail Mohamed, writer.
Marwo Hamid Ibrahim, writer.
Mohamed Hassan Osman, writer.
Mohamed Ali Hassan “Layliska Af-Soomaaliga”, writer.
Mohamed Omar Assowe, writer.
Maxamed Ibrahim Warsame,
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Mohamed Deq Abdi-Madar, writer.
Muse Mohamed Isse 1 book “Dalmar”, writer.
Mohamed Ibrahim Hassan, writer.
Mohamed Ismail Mohamed (Sibed), writer.
Mohamed Sh. Hassan, writer.
Dr. Maryan Kasim Arif, writer.
Prof. Mohamed Sheikh Osman, writer.
Mohamed Du’ale 1 book “Somali Proverbs”, writer.
Dr. Nuradin Farah, writer.
Nadifo Mohamed, writer.
Nura Farah, writer.
Dr. Qasim Hirsi Farah, writer.
Omar kahin Ainache, writer.
Osman Ali Farah, writer.
O. Hirse Adam “Interpreter’s Book”, writer.
Osman Mohamed Ahmed, writer.
Qasim Hersi, writer.
Rageh Omar, writer.
Said Salah, writer.
Sadiq Enow, writer.
Said Osman Kendid, writer.
Prof. Said Sheikh Samatar, writer.
Prof. Said Sheikh Samatar, writer.
Said Osman Kendiid, writer.
Samatar Sooyaan, writer.
Yasin Mahi Mallin, writer.
Sayid-Ahmed M. Yusuf, writer.
Shire Jama Ahmed, writer.
Said Osman Keendiid, writer.
Samatar Sooyaan, writer.
Shugri Aden Shire, writer.
Saynab Nur Abdullahi, writer.
Said Ali Shire, writer.
Wasir Dirie, writer.
Yasmin Mohamud, writer.
Yusuf Osman Abduule (Shaacir) , writer.
Yusuf H. Abdullahi Hassan, writer.
Lionel Abrahams, (1928–2004), writer
Peter Abrahams, (born 1919), writer
Rehane Abrahams, (born 1970), writer
Tatamkulu Afrika, born in Egypt, (1920–2002), writer
Hennie Aucamp, (born 1934), writer
Christiaan Bakkes, (born 1965), writer
C. Johan Bakkes, writer
Margaret Bakkes, (born 1931), writer
Shabbir Banoobhai, (born 1949), writer
Lady Anne Barnard, (1750–1825), writer
Lesley Beake, (born 1949), writer
Mark Behr, South Africa/Tanzania, (born 1963), writer
Dricky Beukes, (1918–1999), writer
Lauren Beukes, (Born 1976), writer
Steve Biko (1946–1977), writer
Troy Blacklaws, (born 1965), writer
François Bloemhof, (born 1962), writer
Elleke Boehmer (born 1961), writer
Herman Charles Bosman, (1905–1951), writer
Diphete Bopape (born 1957), writer
Alba Bouwer, (born 1920), writer
Johanna Brandt, (1876–1964), writer
Breyten Breytenbach, (born 1939), writer
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Guy Butler (1918–2001), writer
Roy Campbell (1901–1957), writer
Stuart Cloete, (1897–1976), writer
J.M. Coetzee, awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, (born 1940), writer
Bryce Courtenay, (born 1933), writer
Jeremy Cronin, (born 1949), writer
Patrick Cullinan, (born 1932), writer
Achmat Dangor, (born 1948), writer
Ingrid de Kok, (born 1951), writer
Rolfes Robert Reginald Dhlomo, (1901–1971), writer
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Tony Eprile, born Johannesburg, writer
Elisabeth Eybers, (born 1915), writer
Mary Faulkner, (1903–1973), writer
Ruth First, (1925–1982), writer
Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, (1862–1931), writer
Charles J. Fourie, (born 1965), writer
Lynne Freed, writer
Dave Freer, (born 1959), writer
Graeme Friedman, writer
Athol Fugard, (born 1932), writer
Sheila Fugard, born in England (born 1932), writer
Damon Galgut, (born 1963), writer
Nadine Gordimer, awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature, (born 1923), writer
Stephen Gray, (born 1941), writer
Michael Cawood Green, (born 1954), writer
Mafika Gwala, (born 1946), writer
Bessie Head, born in South Africa but usually seen as a Botswanan writer, (1937–1986), writer
Manu Herbstein, (born 1936), writer
Christopher Hope, (born 1944), writer
Emma Huismans, (born 1947), writer
Robin Hyde, born in South Africa but usually seen as a New Zealand writer, (1906–1939), writer
Mhlobo Jadezweni, (born 1954), writer
Ingrid Jonker, (1933–1965), writer
Archibald Campbell Jordan, (1906–1968), writer
Elsa Joubert, (born 1922), writer
Gideon Joubert, (born 1923), writer
John Christoffel Kannemeyer (1939-2011), writer
Farida Karodia (born 1942), writer
Anne Kellas also connected with Australia (born 1951), writer
Antjie Krog (born 1952), writer
Mazisi Kunene (1930–2006), writer
Richard Kunzmann (born 1976), writer
Ellen Kuzwayo (1914–2006), writer
Alex La Guma (1925–1985), writer
David Lambkin, writer
Anne Landsman (born 1959), writer
Mandla Langa (born 1950), writer
C.J. Langenhoven (1873–1932), writer
Etienne Leroux (1922–1989), writer
Graham Michael Lesch (1936–2007), writer
Douglas Livingstone, born in Malaysia (1932–1996), writer
Al Lovejoy (born 1963), writer
Rozena Maart, (born 1962), writer
E.S. Madima, writer
Tenda Madima, writer
Sindiwe Magona, (born 1943), writer
Arthur Maimane, (1932–2005), writer
Angela Makholwa, (Born 1976), writer
Rian Malan, (born 1954), writer
Nelson Mandela, (born 1918), writer
Chris Mann, (born 1949), writer
Eugène Marais, (1871–1936), writer
John Mateer, also connected with Australia, (born 1971), writer
Mark Mathabane, (born 1981), writer
Dalene Matthee, (1938–2005), writer
Todd Matshikiza, (1921–1968), writer
Don Mattera, (born 1935), writer
James McClure, (1939–2006), writer
Michelle McGrane, born in Zimbabwe, (born 1974), writer
Zakes Mda, (born 1948), writer
John van Melle, born in the Netherlands, (1887–1953), writer
M.E.R., (1875–1975), writer
Deon Meyer, (born 1951), writer
Niq Mhlongo (born 1973), writer
Gcina Mhlophe, (born 1959), writer
Kirsten Miller, writer
Bloke Modisane, (1924–1986), writer
Casey Motsisi, (1932–1977), writer
Phaswane Mpe, (1970–2004), writer
Es’kia (Ezekiel) Mphahlele, (1919–2008), writer
Samuel E.K. Mqhayi, (1875–1945), writer
Oswald Mtshali, (born 1940)Ena Murray, (born 1936), writer
Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, (born 1921), writer
Njabulo Ndebele, (born 1948), writer
Christopher Robert Nicholson, (born 1945, writer
Lewis Nkosi, (born 1936), writer
Arthur Nortje, (1942–1970), writer
Sibusiso Nyembezi, (1919–2000), writer
Joy Packer, (1905–1977), writer
Raj Patel, writer
Alan Paton, (1903–1988), writer
Sol T. Plaatje, (1876–1932), writer
Sir Laurens van der Post, (1906–1996), writer
Jan Rabie, (1920–2001), writer
Richard Rive, (1931–1989), writer
Dan Roodt, (born 1957), writer
Daphne Rooke, (1914–2009), writer
Henrietta Rose-Innes, (born 1971), writer
Eric Rosenthal, (1905–?), writer
Mary Sadler, (born 1941), writer
Riana Scheepers, (born 1957), writer
Karel Schoeman, (born 1939), writer
Alan Scholefield, (born 1931), writer
Patricia Schonstein, (born 1952), writer
Olive Schreiner, (1855–1920), writer
Sipho Sepamla, (1932–2007), writer
Mongane Wally Serote, (born 1944), writer
Gillian Slovo, (born 1952), writer
Adam Small, (born 1936), writer
Russell Smith, born South Africa, raised and lives in Canada, (born 1963), writer
Wilbur Smith, (born 1932), writer
Sylvester Stein, (born 1920), writer
Jonny Steinberg, (born 1970), writer
Barry Streek, (1948–2006), writer
Mary Phillips, (born 1905), writer
Can Themba, (1924–1969), writer
Miriam Tlali, (born 1933), writer
J.R.R. Tolkien, born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State (now South Africa); raised and lived in England (1892–1973), writer
Benedict Vilakazi, (1906–1947), writer
Lettie Viljoen, (born 1948), writer
A.G. Visser, (1878–1929), writer
Ivan Vladislavic, (born 1957), writer
John van de Ruit, (born 1975), writer
Etienne van Heerden, (born 1956), writer
Marlene van Niekerk, (born 1954), writer
Charles van Onselen, writer
Christopher van Wyk, (born 1957), writer
F.A. Venter, (1916–1997), writer
Nicolaas Vergunst, (born 1958), writer
Gert Vlok Nel, (born 1963), writer
Alf Wannenburgh (born 1936), writer
Zukiswa Wanner (born 1976), writer
Lyall Watson, (1939–2008), writer
Mary Watson, writer
Stephen Watson, (born 1955), writer
Zoe Wicomb, (born 1948), writer
Rachel Zadok, London-based, (born 1972), writer
Rose Zwi, born in Mexico, (born 1928), writer
Taban Lo-Liyong, writer.
Francis Mading Deng, writer.
Salvatore Ibrahim Diolelah, writer.
Jonathan Mayen Nguen, writer.
Azaria Gilo Emilio, writer & geologist.
Muhsin Khalid (1973-), writer.
Leila Aboulela (1964-), writer.
Ra’ouf Mus’ad, also connected with Egypt (1937 – ), writer.
Malkat Ed-Dar Mohamed (1920 – 1969), stories writer
Tayeb Salih (1929 – 2009), writer.
Mahjoub Omer Bashary, (1925 – 2008), Translator, writer and journalist.
Al-ssadiq Al-raddi (1969 – ), poet, writer.
Abed Elrahim Abu Zakrra (1943 – 1989), poet, writer.
Gely Abdel Rahman (Gaili) (1933 – 1990), poet, writer.
Ibrahim ‘Ali Salman (1937 – 1995), poet, writer.
Mohammed Abed Elhai, (1944 – 1989), poet, writer.
Mohammed Moftahh Elfitory, also connected to Libyapoet, writer.
Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub (1908 – 1976), poet, writer.
Rashad Hashimpoet, poet, writer.
Salah Ahmed Ibrahim (1933 – 1993), poet, short stories writer and translator
Taban Lo Liyong (1939 – ), poet, writer, also connected to Uganda, Kenya
Ali EL-Maak (1937-1992), writer, also translator and poet
Bushra Elfadil (1952- ), poet, writer.
Abdel Khaliq Mahjub (-1971), writer.
Abel Alier, writer.
Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim (1933- ), writer.
Muhammad Ibrahim Nugud, writer.
Sadiq al-Mahdi (1936- ), writer.
Islamic Reformist Authors, writer.
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, writer.
Hassan al-Turabi, writer.
Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, writer.
Modison Salayedvwa Magagula (1958–), writer, playwright.
Stanley Musa N. Matsebula (1958), writer, economist and writer.
Elias Adam Bateng Mkhonta (1954–2001), novelist.
Sarah Mkhonza (1957–), novelist, short story writer and journalist.
Gladys Lomafu Pato, short story writer.
Agoro Anduru (1948–1992), short story writer.
Prof. Joseph Mbele. Novelist, poet and scholar.
Mark Behr (1963–), fiction writer also connected with South Africa.
Chachage Seithy Chachage (–2006), sociologist and Swahili novelist.
Abdulrazak Gurnah (1948–), novelist and critic.
Ebrahim N. Hussein (1943–), playwright, essayist, poet and translator.
Euphrase Kezilahabi (1944–), novelist, poet and scholar.
Jacqueline Kibacha, writer, poet.
Aniceti Kitereza (1896–1981), novelist.
Amandina Lihamba (1944–), writer, playwright.
Ismael R. Mbise, novelist and academic.
Penina Mlama, writer, playwright.
Sandra A. Mushi, writer, poet.
Elvis Musiba (–2010), trader and Swahili novelist.
Godfrey Mwakikagile, writer and specialist in African studies.
Ras Nas, musician and poet.
Julius Nyerere (1922–1999), writer and politician.
Peter Palangyo (1939–1993), novelist.
Prince Kagwema (1931–), novelist.
Hammie Rajab, Swahili novelist.
Shaaban Robert (1909–1962), Swahili novelist and poet.
Gabriel Ruhumbika (1938–), novelist and short story writer.
Edwin Semzaba, novelist, playwright, actor and director.
Robert Bin Shaaban (1902–1962), poet, author and essayist.
Shafi Adam Shafi, Swahili novelist.
Neema Komba, writer, Poet.
Gad Ami (1958– ), French-language novelist.
David Ananou (1917–2000), novelist.
Félix Couchoro (1900–1968), novelist, also connected with Benin.
Richard Dogbeh, also connected with Benin, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire (1932–2003), novelist and educator.
Kossi Efoui (1962–), writer, playwright.
Emilie Anifranie Ehah, writer, also connected with Senegal.
Christiane Akoua Ekue (1954–), French-language novelist.
Koffi Gomez (1941–), novelist and playwright.
Alemdjrodo Kangni (1966–), writer, playwright.
Kodjo Adabra (1974–), novelist and academic.
Tété-Michel Kpomassie (1941–), explorer and writer.
Pyabelo Chaold Kouly (1943–), autobiographical writer and novelist.
Senouvo Agbota Zinsou (1946–), playwright and short story writer.
Yves-Emmanuel Dogbé (1939–), novelist, fable writer, poet and essayist.
Jeannette D. Ahonsou (1954–), novelist.
Mahmoud Aslan (1902–?), writer.
Hachemi Baccouche (1916–2008), novelist and essayist.
Tahar Bekri (1951–), poet in French and Arabic.
Rafik Ben Salah (1948–), novelist.
Claude Bénady (1922–), writer, poet.
Slaheddine Bhiri (1947–), novelist and poet.
Robert Blum (1901–), French-language writer.
Hédi Bouraoui (1932–), poet, novelist and academic.
Anis Debeche (1984–), zoologist, novelist and academic.
Hafedh Djedidi (1953–), poet and novelist.
‘Ali al-Du’aji (1909–1949), novelist.
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (1909–1934), writer, poet.
Salah Garmadi (1933–1982), linguist writer and poet.
Moncef Ghachem (1946–), writerpoet.
Sophie el Goulli (1932–), novelist and art historian.
Gisèle Halimi (1927–), lawyer, feminist activist and essayist.
Muhammad Rachad Hamzaoui (1934–), short story writer, playwright and novelist.
Muhammad al-Mukhtar Jannat (1930–), novelist and short story writer.
Ibn Khaldoun (1332–1406), writer, polymath.
Bashir Khrayyef (1917–1983), writer and teacher.
Muhyi al-Din Khrayyif (1932–), writer, poet.
‘Izz al-Dīn al-Madanī (1938–), playwright and short story writer.
Mahmud al-Mis’adi (1911–), novelist and playwright.
Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946–), novelist and poet.
Fawzi Mellah (1946–), playwright and novelist.
Albert Memmi (1920–), sociologist, novelist and essayist.
Mohamed Moncef Metoui (1943–), playwright, director and novelist.
Chams Nadir (1949–), novelist and short story writer.
Ryvel, the pseudonym of Raphael Levy (1898–1972), writer and journalist.
Youssef Rzouga (1957–), writer, poet.
Amina Saïd (1953–), writer, poet.
Walid Soliman (1975–), writer, essayist and translator.
Ahmad al-Tifashi (?–1253), poet, writer and anthologist.
Mustapha Tlili (1937–), novelist and academic.
Monica Arac de Nyeko (1979–), short story writer, poet and essayist.
Doreen Baingana, short story writer.
Austin Bukenya (1944- ), poet, literary theorist, actor and playwright.
Moses Isegawa (1963–), novelist.
Catherine Samali Kavuma (1960–), novelist.
China Keitetsi (1967–), autobiographical writer,
Barbara Kimenye (1929- ), children’s writer.
Henry Kyemba (1939–), politician and writer.
Bonnie Lubega (1929- ), novelist, children’s writer and lexicographer.
Lubwa p’Chong (1946–1997), playwright.
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas (c.1976 –), poet and writer.
Mahmood Mamdani (1933–), academic and political writer.
John Nagenda (1938–), writer and presidential adviser.
Glaydha Namukasa, novelist.
Peter Nazareth (1940–), novelist, playwright, poet and critic.
Rajat Neogy (1938–1995), writer and editor.
Richard Carl Ntiru (1946), writer, poet.
Michael B. Nsimbi (1910–1994), Luganda writer.
Julius Ocwinyo (1961–), editor, poet and novelist.
Okello Oculi (1942–), novelist, poet and academic.
Okot p’Bitek (1931–1982), writer, poet.
Eneriko Seruma (1944- ), poet, novelist and short story writer.
Robert Serumaga (1939–1980), writer, playwright, director and novelist.
Taban Lo Liyong (1939- ), Sudan-born poet and critic.
Bahadur Tejani (1942- ), writer. Poet, dramatist and literary critic.
Timothy Wangusa (1942–), writer.
Elvania Namukwaya Zirimu (1938–1979), writer.
Pio Zirimu (died 1977), linguistic writer and literary theorist.
Mohamed Fadel Ismail Ould Es-Sweyih (1958–2002), writer, journalist and politician.
Ahmed Baba Miské, writer, diplomat and politician.
Kenneth Kaunda (1924–), writer and nationalist
Chibamba Kanyama, business writer and journalist.
Andreya Sylvester Masiye (1922–), novelist and diplomat.
Dominic Mulaisho (1933–), novelist.
Charles Mwewa, poet and non-fiction writer.
Keith Nalumango (1952–), novelist and former head of programming at the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation.
Princess Zindaba Nyirenda, novelist.
Binwell Sinyangwe (1956–), writer.
N. H. Brettell (1908–1991), writer, poet.
Patrick Chakaipa (1932–2003). Novelist.
Paul Chidyausiku (1929–), writer and preacher.
Bernard Chidzero (1927–2002), novelist and economist.
Samuel Chimsoro (1949–), novelist and poet.
Shimmer Chinodya (1957–), poet, short story writer, novelist, and textbook writer.
Edmund Chipamaunga (1938–), novelist.
Raymond Choto (1962–), novelist and journalist.
A. S. Cripps (1869–1952), short story writer. Poet and priest.
Tsitsi Dangarembga (1959–), novelist.
John Eppel (1947–), novelist, poet and short story writer.
Chenjerai Hove (1956–), novelist, poet, critic and editor.
Adin Kachisi, science fiction writer and poet.
Wilson Katiyo (1947/49–), novelist.
Giles Kuimba (1936–), novelist.
Doris Lessing, born in Persia (now Iran) (1919–), novelist and short story writer.
Ignatius Tirivangani Mabasa (1971–), poet and novelist.
Nevanji Madanhire (1961–), novelist and editor of the Zimbabwe Standard.
Wiseman Magwa (1962–), writer, playwright.
John Marangwanda (1923–), Shona novelist.
Dambudzo Marechera (1952–1987), novelist.
Nozipa Maraire (1966–), doctor and writer.
Edmund Masundire (1966–), novelist.
Timothy O. McLoughlin (1937–), novelist, poet and editor.
Cont Mhlanga, playwright, actor and theatre director.
S. O. Mlilo (1924–1995), Ndebele novelist.
Aaron Chiwundura Moyo (1959–), novelist and playwright.
George Mujajati (1957–), writer, playwright and novelist.
Charles Mungoshi (1947–), writer and editor.
Monica Cheru-Mpambawashe (1974- ) Writer,editor and poet (kwachirere.blogspot/)
Solomon Mutswairo (1924–), novelist and poet.
Geoffrey Ndhlala (1949–), writer
Emmanuel Ngara (1947–), writer and academic.
Mthandazo Ndema Ngwenya (1949–1992), novelist, radio playwright and poet.
Stanley Nyamfukudza (1951–), novelist and short story writer.
Freedom Nyamubaya (1958–), writer, poet.
Kristina Rungano (1963–), the first published woman poet in Zimbabwe.
Stanlake Samkange (1922–1988), historian and novelist.
Ben Sibenke (1945–), writer, playwright.
Ndabezinhle S. Sigogo (1932–2006), novelist and editor.
Ndabaningi Sithole (1922–2000), historian, politician, and novelist.
Alexander McCall Smith, also connected with Botswana (1948–), lawyer and novelist.
T. K. Tsodzo / Thompson K. Tsodzo (1947–), novelist.
Lawrence Vambe (1917–), writer.
Yvonne Vera, also connected with Canada (1964–2005), novelist, short story writer and editor.
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (1955–), historian, critic, novelist and short story writer.
Musaemura Zimunya (1949–), poet, critic and short story writer.