BM’s Top 10 (14) African Authors for 2016

2016 has been another year of revelations, new discoveries of exceptional talent and writing but  more importantly for African Literature. In making up our top 10 (14) authors for 2016, it was a difficult decision as quite a lot of these African authors have made a mark this year or before  with some winning prestigious prizes and some authoring remarkable books before or in 2016 nonetheless. We at BM and with some nominations by Sinawo Bukani and Joel Benjamin have put forward a list.They are in no particular order:

1.Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

ngugi

2. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Nigeria)
aai-jilljenning
3.  Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco)
 tahar.jpg

4.  Adel Esmat (Egypt)

adel

5. Trevor Noah (South Africa)

trevor-noah

6. Leye Adenle (Nigeria)

leye.jpg

7. Hawa Golakai (Liberia)

hawa

8. Monica Pinias (Namibia)

monica.JPG

9. Petina Gappah (Zimbabwe)

petina-gappah-001

10. Tendai Huchu (Zimbabwe)

tendai

11. Donald Molosi (Botswana)

donald-759x500

12. Imbolo Mbue (Cameroun)

mbueauthorphotockirikosano

13. Ayesha Harruna Attah (Ghana)

ayesha-harruna-attah

14. Abdul Adan (Somalia)

adan.jpg

Advertisements