10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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  • Alain Mabanckou
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Helen Oyeyemi

A child literary star, Nigeria-born and Britain-bred Helen Oyeyemi wrote her first book at 18 and released Boy, Snow, Bird, her fifth book set in 1950s New England, in March 2014. In an interview with The Guardian, Oyeyemi rejected the widely-held notion that her books were about migration and the need to belong: “People get a bit excited if there's a black person and say, 'Oh this is about that thing' when actually it's about expanding the genre of haunted house stories."

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