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7 Things You Did Not Know About Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka is one of the greatest African born writers to have ever lived. His works vary from essays to plays to poems, and articles. He is an internationally recognized playwright and has a Nobel Laureate Prize under his belt. And so, we have put together a few things we know you didn’t know about him. Enjoy!

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Lola Shoneyin

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a beautiful piece of literature that is at once provocative and hilarious and as with most authors, the author has a large following. However, there’s a few things you didn’t know about Lola Shoneyin that you might want to take a look at….

7 African French Authors You Should Know

African French writers are serving up hot stuff and we thought you should meet some of them.

1. Alain Mabanckou – Congo.
Alain Mabanckou is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature at UCLA. He is best known for his novels and non-fiction writing depicting the experience of contemporary Africa and the African diaspora in France.