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KNOW YOUR AUTHORS: OCTAVIA BUTLER

BY RAYNA REID RAYFORD On this International Women's Day, the Ama Ata AIdoo Centre for Creative Writing sautes Octavia Estelle Butler. the greatest writer that...

20 African authors you should know

There's a whole host of authors from Africa who are making a splash on the international stage. These are a few. Maaza Mengiste's novel The...

Romance Novellas And The Postcolonial African City

By Emily Callaci Themetropole In the late 1970s, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania was one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world. Each year,...

An Obscure Afro-Brazilian “Colony” In Ghana: Accra’s Tabon Community

By Hermann W. von Hesse SOURCE: The Metropole In the summer of 2017, I returned from Madison, Wisconsin to Accra – my hometown and Ghana’s...

Major Elements in African Literature

Source: Britannica.com African literature, the body of traditional oral and written literatures in Afro-Asiatic and African languages together with works written by Africans in European...

Know Your Authors: Efua Sutherland

Efua Sutherland was a phenomenal Ghanaian writer, dramatist, teacher, scholar and cultural activist. For about 40 years, she was in the forefront of literary...

Know Your Authors: Kojo Laing

B. Kojo Laing ('B' for Bernard) was a novelist and poet, whose writing is characterized by its hybridity, using Pidgin and vernacular alongside standard...

Know Your Authors: Ayi Kwei Armah

Ayi Kwei Armah is a highly acclaimed novelist, poet and pan-African. Armah’s work is known to critically examine moral integrity that exists between the...

Know Your Authors: Ama Ata Aidoo

Prof. Ama Ata Aidoo is one of Africa’s foremost woman writers. She’s a feminist, poet, academic, playwright and novelist with many notable works under...

Authors of Untold Stories Vol. I: Short Stories and Poems

Vanessa Naa Okialey Vanderpuye is a Level 300 student of African University College of Communication, majoring in Journalism. She’s from Agona Swedru. Poetry and...