These are the women you need to read. This list of writers we feel you should get to know is by no means exhaustive, but is made up of authors we feel represent best the diversity of some
of the women of African descent who have taken up their pens and given us fresh perspectives.
This time around, it’s woman-centred. The women on this list have written about diverse subjects, from polygamy in Nigeria to crime in a community in the American South. They include poets, fiction writers and memoirists. Most have published books and we eagerly await the published work of others. We look at this list as an introduction to some emerging
voices and also a post that simply serves to give a grateful and loving nod to those whose work is already established.
We admit there is a bias towards the Anglophone writers, so if you know of Lusophone and Francophone writers we have not included, but should, do let us know in the c-section!
May you find many a kindred spirit among these writers. Happy reading!