Category: African Writers

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Miguel Algarin Poetry

I came from a family where culture prevailed. My folks gave me a love of culture. So there is nothing surprising about Shakespeare being in my life. It would be surprising if he weren’t....

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Haitian Novelist Jacques Stephen Alexis

The trees fall from time to time, but the voice of the forest never loses its power. Life begins.- Jacques Stephen Alexis Brought up into one of Haiti’s literary families, Jacques  Stephen Alexis’s father,...

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Ousmane Sembène’s Awesome Quotes

  “L’Afrique ne se développera pas sans la participation concrète de la femme. La conception que nos pères avaient de la femme doit être enterrée une fois pour toutes. [The development of Africa will...

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Postcolonial Writer Ama Ata Aidoo

Hailing from Abeadzi Kyiakor, Ghana Ama Ata Aidoo is a playwright, novelist and poet. Her works examine the traditional roles that were the norm to African women. Aidoo’s first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost...