10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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

Aminatta Forna

Sierra Leonean-Scottish novelist Aminatta Forna constantly grapples with identity and memory as seen in both her memoir The Devil That Danced on the Water and her three novels, Ancestors Stones, The Memory of Love and The Hired Man. “People used to ask where the African writers were,” said Aminatta Forna in regards to publishers’ recent interest in African writers. “They were cleaning offices and working as clerks.”

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