Amos Tutuola in native dress

Amos Tutuola

Amos Tutuola; (1920-97) Novelist counted among a unique group of mythmakers who deployed significant aspects of oral tradition not just as a flowery tribute to literary distinctiveness, but as a…

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Mabel Segun

Mabel Segun

Mabel Segun; Novelist, one of Nigeria’s first generation writers. Mabel Segun is the author of  My Father’s Daughter, The First Corn, Olu and The Broken Statue, Youth Day Parade, The…

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Novelist Cyprian Ekwensi

Cyprian Ekwensi

Ekwensi Cyprian; Novelist winner of Dag Hamtuarskjold International Merit Award. Ekwensi is one of Africa’s best short story writers of the 20th century. He is noted for his easy style of…

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim; Nigerian writer, winner of the 2016 Nigeria Prize for Literature sponsored by the Nigeria LNG Limited. His winning novel, Season of Crimson Blossoms is a sympathetic…

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Agary Kaine

Kaine Agary; Author of Yellow-Yellow, a debut with which she won the 2008 NLNG Nigerian Prize for Literature. Agary was the first new generation writer to win the high-priced award. The 2007…

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Chimamanda conversing with book lovers

Adichie Chimamanda

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Nigerian novelist who having won the Commonwealth Literature prize with, the Purple Hibiscus in 2003 and the Orange Prize with Half of a Yellow Sun in 2006, became a…

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Chinua Achebe with grey hairs

Achebe Chinua

Chinua Achebe; Nigerian novelist who during the Langston Hughes award in 1993 was praised as the man who through clouds and mists saw the life of the people, whose vision was sharpened by careful…

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D.O Fagunwa pencil drawing

Daniel O. Fagunwa

Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa; popularly called D. O. Fagunwa; Nigerian novelist of the Yoruba genre. With the publication of Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irunmole in 1938, Fagunwa initiated the art of…

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The Palm Wine Drinkard

Palm Wine Drinkard is the first person narrative novel by Amos Tutuola, published in 1952 in London by Faber & Faber. The author, who sparsely showed any ambitions for his own craft, had…

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Ola Rotimi depicted artistically in a photo

Ola Rotimi

Emmanuel Gladstone Olawale Rotimi is one of the best known Nigerian playwrights. He was born April 1938 in Sapele to a Yoruba radical Lagos trade-union activist father and an Ijaw mother. His…

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