10 Afropolitan Writers You Should Know

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

Teju Cole

In his acclaimed 2012 novel Open City, Nigerian-born, American-raised author Teju Cole focuses on Julius, a fellow (fictional) Nigerian expatriate who makes a number of self-discoveries in New York City and Belgium. “There's a little drop of something else in my version of American-ness; I think that's a story worth telling,” Cole told NPR.

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