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The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its coverage of Anglophone Writing and Cultures of Africa. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome. However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses, and those that are highly topical and well-known.

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GENERAL (life and work) AUTHOR-PROFILES and WORKS

  • Uwem Akpan
  • Elechi Amadi
  • Monica Arac
  • Jared Angira
  • Ayi Kwei Armah
  • Sefi Atta
  • Kofi Awoonor
  • Violet Barungi
  • Asenath Bole Odaga
  • Doreen Baingana
  • A. Igoni Barrett
  • Achmat Dagor
  • Amma Daro
  • Cyprian Ekwensi
  • Akachi Ezeigbo
  • Aminatta Forna
  • Stanley Gazemba
  • Jowhor Ile
  • Francis Imbuga
  • Jane Kaberuka
  • Jonathan Kariara
  • Leonard Kibera
  • Peter Kimani
  • Barbara Kimenye
  • Goretti Kyomuhendo
  • Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
  • Okey Ndibe
  • Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ
  • Mary Karooro Okurut
  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
  • Okot P’Bitek
  • Tayeb Salih
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Lola Shoneyin
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Noo Saro-Wiwa

 

INDIVIDUAL WORKS

by Ayi Kwei Armah

  • Fragments (1971)
  • Two Thousand Seasons (1973)

by Syl Cheney-Coker

  • Sacred River

by Aminatta Forna

  • The Memory of Love

by Flora Nwapa

Novels

  • Efuru (1966)
  • Idu (1970)
  • Never Again (1975)
  • One Is Enough (1981)
  • Women are Different (1986)

Short stories/poems collections

  • This Is Lagos and Other Stories (1971)
  • Cassava Song and Rice Song (1986)
  • Wives at War and Other Stories (1980)

by Grace Ogot

Novels

  • The Promised Land: a novel (1966)

Short story collections

  • Land Without Thunder (1968)
  • The Other Woman: selected short stories (1976)
  • Miaha (1983)

by Amos Tutuola

  • Palm-Wine Drinkard (1952)

by Yvonne Vera

  • Why Don’t You Carve Other Animals (short stories) (1992)
  • Nehanda (1993)
  • Without a Name (1994)
  • Under the Tongue (1997)
  • The Stone Virgins (2002)

by Rebeka Njau

  • Ripples in the Pool (1975)
  • The Sacred Seed (2003)

by Margaret Ogola

  • The River and the Source (1994)
  • I swear by Apollo (2002)
  • Place of Destiny (2005)

by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

  • Murder in Majengo (1972)
  • Song of Nyarloka and other Poems (1977)
  • Coming to Birth (1986)
  • Street Life (1987)
  • The Present Moment (1987)
  • Homing in (1994)
  • Chiira (1997)
  • A Farm Called Kishinev (2005

by Henry Ole Kulet

  • To Become a Man (1972)
  • Is it Possible? (1975)
  • The Hunter (1985)
  • Daughter of Maa (1987)
  • Moran no More (1990)
  • Bandits of Kibii (1999)
  • Blossoms of the Savannah (2008)
  • Vanishing Herds (2011)
  • The Elephant Dance (2016)

 

LITERARY AND CULTURAL ARTICLES

  • Farafina
  • Cassava Republic
  • FEMRITE
  • Africa39