Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Young African Authors Writing Today

I found this article on current African authors on Flavorwire.com today : 10 Young African Writers You Should Know. I liked it because here in the U.S. we tend not to hear about the literary scene in Africa so much. A few of the writers included in the article haven't published an English-language novel yet, but I checked against our library's catalog, and it looks like we have copies of most of the authors who have already published a long-form novel. If you are interested in finding other African authors, you might want to take a look at the winners of the Caine Prize, a prize for short stories by African writers. Or, of course, you can always stop by the Reference Desk :)

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