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Yaa Gyasi Is Changing Lives

And six other African authors you have to read

BY YAZA Ghana Team

Aug 07, 2021, 05:48 PM

Imagine hearing a man say there are no good African writers. As a female how will that make you feel? Not good. So we found a great list of female African writers who are proving that they are also great writers.

So who are these female writers that are making so much noise in the literary world with no shame or fear. Find out who they are.

Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi
Yaa Gyasi is a multiple award-winning, 30-year-old American-Ghanaian novelist. Her writing is so powerful especially coming from someone so young. It makes you stop mid-page, plop your book on the table and think. Her book, Homegoing is the last book I read from my challenge. It’s an intense story about two sisters in the 18th century, one married to a British soldier and the other sold off as a slave. It’s a heavy read which took me about two weeks to finish. It was worth every minute.