For many worldwide readers the scene of African literature (both on the continent and in the diaspora) is an unfamiliar scene. Howe many will know about African winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature? How many will know about the second and third generation of writers? In this short article you will find a short introduction to the enormous field of African literature. Maybe some name are familiar to you and other names are new. That does not matter. Just keep on reading books by African authors.