Following a phenomenally successful 2021 for African writers, this year is also shaping up as another bumper harvest. Gail Collins reviews works from seasoned pens as well as those fresh to publication.
The last year has undoubtedly been one to celebrate for African stories and authors, with writers from across the continent sweeping up the world of literature’s most prestigious prizes.
‘Then a Wind Blew’ tells the story of Zimbabwe’s independence war through the voices of three women. It is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand those times.
Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah, who has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, has always been one of the world’s great writers – the Nobel award has simply confirmed this, says New African editor Anver Versi.
In his first novel in 47 years, Wole Soyinka is back to his unique style, with an unflinching look at the often absurd complexities of life in Nigeria that is also a rollicking whodunit.
World-renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks to New African as part of our special report on African youth.