Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Nigerian Literature

The Famished RoadI've been listening to this excellent podcast about Nigerian writers, presented by Mayowa Atte.

I am familiar with first-generation writers such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka, who could be described as post-colonial writers. I'm also familiar with the works of second-generation author Ben Okri.

In this show, Atte explores works of some third-generation Nigerian authors, including Chimamanda Adichie, Sefi Atta and Chris Abani. This is a delightful introduction to these writers. Click here to listen.

It would be great if he had included work by Nigerian women authors as well. More on this anon.

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