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25 African Women Writers You Should Read

Source: aaibc.com

Authors are listed, alphabetically, by first name. Also check out a beautiful collage of all 25 African Women’s photos, a list of all of their books, and our list of 25 African Male Writers You Should Read..

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Ahdaf Soueif

Aminatta Forna

Chibundu Onuzo

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Helen Oyeyemi

Imbolo Mbue

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Kopano Matlwa

Laila Lalami

Leila Aboulela

Lola Shoneyin

Maaza Mengiste

Marguerite Abouet

Marie NDiaye

Nnedi Okorafor

Noo Saro-Wiwa

Panashe Chigumadzi

Petina Gappah

Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Sefi Atta

Taiye Selasi

Yaa Gyasi

Yewande Omotoso

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

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