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    16 African Writers Whose Work You Should Be Reading

    We asked attendees at the Africa Writes literature and book festival to tell us their favourite African writers.

    1. Chinua Achebe

    2. Elnathan John

    3. Tsitsi Dangarembga

    4. Sefi Atta

    5. Ben Okri

    6. Steve Biko

    7. Ayi Kwei Armah

    8. Teju Cole

    9. Bessie Head

    10. Danai Gurira

    11. Teju Cole

    12. Tsitsi Dangarembga

    13. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    14. Jude Dibia

    15. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    16. Chinua Achebe

    17. Abhimanyu Unnuth

    18. Frances Mensah Williams

    19. Maaza Mengiste

    20. Dambudzo Marachera

    21. Sefi Atta