Africa39: Young, Afro’d and Gifted

Looking for young African writers? Just look at the following list.

Zukiswa Wanner

Dear All,
This serves to notify you that some people beyond my family members and friends believe that I may be all of the above. Yours Trully has been selected as one of the top 39 sub-Saharan African novelists under 40 writing in English, French, Portuguese or an African language. The announcement was made at the London Book Fair this morning. it would have been done at Lancaster House but they weren’t enough Britons on the judging panel :-).
Among the judges waa Elechi Amadi author of one of my all-time favourite books, The Concubine. I hold him in such high regard that as soon as I got the africa39 news my first reaction was, “Elechi Amadi likes my writing! I bet I was Top 1 on his list.” Paused. Said, “oh and the other judges possibly liked my writing too,” then went on excitedly to break a full Castle…

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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