Monday, June 07, 2010

The Old and the New, Women Writers in Africa

I have been surfing and reading some stories on the net today and I would want to share with you these two authors who have entertained readers with good novels and plays. One is amongst the old generation of writers, in the class of the Achebe's and Soyinka's and the other is amongst the new generation of authors, and both are women.

Ama Ata Aidoo (author of 'Anowa' and 'The Dilemma of the Ghost') recently visited Nigeria and was interviewed by Molara Wood. This is an interesting and intellectual interview that digs deep into the author. She talks about her life's works, her present work, her thoughts concerning the new generation of authors and the problem with the literary arts in Ghana. She also talked about her childhood, the influence of Efua Sutherland and many others. Read the full interview here....

Chimamanda Adichie (Author of 'Half of a Yellow Sun' and 'The Thing Around Your Neck') has also been interviewed on Oprah.com. She talked about a wide range of issues both personal and literary. If you want to know more about the author please read the full interview here....

Recently Chimamanda Adichie was voted by the New York Times as one of the top 20 authors below the age of forty who are worth watching. Read the full list here...

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