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Global Literature: Nigeria: Authors

Chris Abani

Chinua Achebe

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Uwem Akpan

Short Stories: Say You are One of Them. Includes a brilliant narrative of the Biafran War.

Sefi Atta

Teju Cole

Helon Habila

Flora Nwapa

Efuru is great colonial-Nigerian feminist manuscript. It is Igbo in culture and the first book by a Nigerian woman ever published. 

Chigozi Obioma

Ben Okri

Novel: The Famished Road (1991 Booker Prize Winner)

Helen Oyeyemi

Ola Rotimi

Play: Hopes of the Living Dead is set in Leper's Hospital during the leprosy crises of the 1930s. It is revolutionary work. 

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Wole Soyinka

Play: Death and the King's Horsemen is this Nobel Prize-winning playwright's classic tale of tragic decisions in a traditional African culture.

Amos Tutola

Novel: The Palm-Wine Drinkard, published in 1952. This is the first African book to published in English.