Young African Female Authors That Made History – Atuegwu, Oyeyemi, and Nkamankeng 


Africa is a continent rich in culture, diversity, and language. As a whole, Africa has made tremendous contributions to literature, including children’s and young adult literature. 

From the likes of Chinua Achebe to Ngugi wa Thiong’o, African writers have proven to the world that they are great storytellers. 

Many writers of African descent make their mark in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and even years beyond. However, a few others begin so early that they accomplish so much in such a short amount of time. 

Although there are many accomplished child writers in Africa, we took a look at three of the most prolific young female writers of African descent who made an impact in the literary world, not just as young writers, but also as writers of children’s and young adult books at a very young age. 

  1. Adaeze Atuegwu – (born c.1977) 

Adaeze Atuegwu started writing and sharing her stories and plays as a child. She eventually wrote and published 17 fiction books at 17 years old, all…

Source: Leadership Newspaper