Nigerian Authors that make me proud.
I started reading at a very young age. I would read newspaper clippings, poems, comic books… anything I could lay my hands on, but novels and novellas were my thing. I enjoyed a good story. Once I got hooked on a good story, I wouldn’t put the book down till it is finished; even if it took all night, and that’s saying something for a kid.
Regardless of all the fantastic novels (by amazing authors) I’ve read in my time, subconsciously, I am always more interested in ones by Nigerian or African authors. I grew up knowing authors like Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Ken Saro Wiwa, they were the hottest back then. However, I can’t forget Ben okri, Buchi Emechata and Cyprian Ekewnsi, they were a force to reckon with. While I salute the grandmasters of the game, I can’t help but notice present day Nigerian authors and the waves they are creating in the world of literature. These guys are simply too good. I’m not talking only about story lines or plots, but aesthetics, forms and styles as well as what they do when they are not writing.
Here are 4 of my funkiest Nigerian authors, whose novels (and general awesomeness) will quite literally blow your socks off. Oh by the way, I decided to add a 5th author to this list. Victoria Nwogu whose upcoming book Fit, healthy and beautiful also makes my list of funky, and I’ll tell you why.Continue Reading