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

Francis Akhalbey April 27, 2019

Welcome to Face2Face Africa quiz series that tests your knowledge of Africa and anything African. We ask ten questions based on themes ranging from politics, history, geography, culture, entertainment and many more.

Today, we are all about African literary giants. Brace yourself, no cheating, get your thinking cap on and test your knowledge of this:

Poll 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?

Poll 2. This man pictured below is considered the Father of Swahili Literature?

Poll 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?

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

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

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

Poll 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?

Poll 8. All these memoirs were written by Wole Soyinka except?

Poll 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?

Poll 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?

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