Algerian Author Dihia Louiz Dies at 32
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Algerian Author Dihia Louiz Dies at 32

The Algerian novelist and poet Dihia Louiz (also Dihya Lwiz, whose given name was Louiza Aouzelleg) died on Friday, following an illness. The 32-year-old author, who died on the anniversary of fellow Algerian novelist Assia Djebar’s birth, was in her hometown of Bejaia. Louiz first caught critics’ attention five years ago, at just twenty-six, with […]

African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing
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African writers mourn Ghanaian author Kojo Laing

Ghanaian author of short stories and speculative fiction Kojo Laing passed on April 20, 2017. Kojo Laing, born as Bernard Kojo Laing in 1946, is one of the best know writing voices from West African nation with many works to his name. He emerged in the 1970s as a poet winning the National Poetry Prize […]

Tributes flood in for legendary Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta
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Tributes flood in for legendary Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta

Buchi Emecheta the author of numerous novels passed away in London, UK on January 25th 2017. Tributes from all over the African literary community have been shared on social media. Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta OBE (21 July 1944 – 25 January 2017) was a Nigerian novelist, based in Britain since 1960,[1] who had also written […]

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Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye takes a final bow

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye was born in Southampton, England and moved to Kenya in 1954 to run the CMS bookshop at Church House in Nairobi. Since landing on these shores the Brit integrated into Kenyan life marrying D.G.W. Macgoye, a medical doctor in 1960. Whilst doing her job at the CMS bookshop she organised readings which […]