[Answers] How well do you know African literary giants?

Francis Akhalbey April 26, 2018

1. Also sharing the name Ngugi, this prolific but less known Kenyan writer co-authored one of the most influential works in modern African literature, I Will Marry When I Want with wa Thiong’o in 1977? Ngugi wa Mirii

2. This man pictured below is considered the Father of Swahili Literature? Muhammed Said Abdulla

3. This poet pictured below was an influential figure in the Black literary scene across the African Diaspora. His work spawned a generation of black writers and activists across the world? Keorapetse Kgositsile

4. One of these books was not written by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o? Season of Anomy

5. The Ghanaian woman below was one of the most underrated African women achievers within the creative arts scene? Efua Sutherland

6. The widely acclaimed novel “The Joys of Motherhood” was written by? Buchi Emecheta

7. She co-founded the Writers’ Association of Kenya, after having served as a UN delegate for Kenya in 1975 and subsequently, as a member of the UNESCO delegation in 1976? Grace Ogot

8. All these memoirs were written by Wole Soyinka except? Detained, A Writer’s Prison Diary

9. This lady below is one of Egypt’s most celebrated female writers. In 1981, she was thrown into prison by order from the then president of Egypt, Anwar al Sadaat? Nawal El Sadaawi

10. He is most remembered for his non-violent campaigns against the government, his influential works of fiction which mocked Nigerian society and predicted his death and his unjust execution? Ken Saro Wiwa


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