10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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  • 10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know
  • Dinaw Mengestu
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • NoViolet Bulawayo
  • Teju Cole
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Olufemi Terry
  • Aminatta Forna
  • Kabelo “Sello” Duiker
  • Alain Mabanckou

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The career of Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reached astronomical heights these past few years. Her latest novel Americanah, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, centers on a pair of Nigerian lovers whose adventures take them from Nigeria to Britain to America. "Race is such a strange construct,” Adichie told NPR "because you have to learn what it means to be black in America.”

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