10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Helen Oyeyemi
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  • Teju Cole
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Olufemi Terry
  • Aminatta Forna
  • Kabelo “Sello” Duiker
  • Alain Mabanckou

10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

The immigrant experience is a complex one, intricately bound to tangled issues of race, class, identity and more. The New York Times recently highlighted a new wave of African writers with a multicontinental, “Afropolitan" leaning, most of whom have lived through the same transplants as their characters. We’ve compiled a list of emerging and established authors whose work expands on the difficulties, diversity and beauty of the sprawling African diaspora.
— Patrice Peck

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