Who is the most famous writer in Africa?

Who is the most famous writer in Africa?

One of the world’s most widely recognized and praised writers, Chinua Achebe wrote some of the most extraordinary works of the 20th century.

Who is the most prolific writer in African?

Cyprian Ekwensi who has published 24 books, Naguib Mafouz 46, and Wilbur Smith 36 are up there on Africa’s most published list. But the person who tops the list is, as far as we know, an eccentric but brilliant writer little known outside his native Kenya.

Who is the richest author in Africa?

Maybe that’s why you’ve never heard of Wilbur Smith, Africa’s richest and biggest celebrity novelist—with 120 million copies of his novels sold. He was born in Zambia but lived most of his life in South Africa. In some ways, writing has always been about money for Wilbur Smith.

Who is the first African writer?

Among the very earliest African writers in English was an ex-slave, Olauda Equiano who called himself Gustavus Vassar the African. In his most remarkable autobiography published in London in 1789, one of his primary concerns was to do battle against those fundamental assumptions of which I speak.

Who is the most famous African poet?

Wole Soyinka, Nigeria. The first African to win the Nobel Prize in literature, but after more than 40 years since he came into the international limelight, Soyinka continues to command respect and admiration, not only for his writing, but his civil rights activism too.

Who is the father of African literature?

Chinua Achebe
When Chinua Achebe died in March, he was mourned around the world, proclaimed as the “Father of African Literature,” as the author of contemporary classics such as Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease, and as a perennial Nobel Prize candidate.

Which African language is easiest to learn?

Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. It is heavily influenced by Arabic and Indo-European languages such as Portuguese, German, English, and French. It’s one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just as in English.