Source: aaibc.com

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Ahdaf Soueif
Ahdaf Soueif
Aminatta Forna
Aminatta Forna
Chibundu Onuzo
Chibundu Onuzo
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi
Imbolo Mbue
Imbolo Mbue
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Kopano Matlwa
Kopano Matlwa
Laila Lalami
Laila Lalami
Leila Aboulela
Leila Aboulela
Lola Shoneyin
Lola Shoneyin
Maaza Mengiste
Maaza Mengiste
Marguerite Abouet
Marguerite Abouet
Marie NDiaye
Marie NDiaye
Nnedi Okorafor
Nnedi Okorafor
Noo Saro-Wiwa
Noo Saro-Wiwa
Panashe Chigumadzi
Panashe Chigumadzi
Petina Gappah
Petina Gappah
Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Sefi Atta
Sefi Atta
Taiye Selasi
Taiye Selasi
Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi
Yewande Omotoso
Yewande Omotoso
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Zuksiwa Wanner
Zuksiwa Wanner