Just saw an announcement about the Africa39 list of upcoming African writers under 40. More information is available via the Hay Festival Africa39 webpages.
According to the list of nominees, there are three with a Ghanaian connection:
It is however worth noting that all these Ghanaian authors live mostly outside Ghana - though Nii Ayikwei Parkes is presently in Ghana.
- Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, author of Powder Necklace (and yes, I have read it).
- Nii Ayikwei Parkes, author of Tail of the Blue Bird (which I have mentioned on several occasions!)
- Taiye Selasi, author of Ghana Must Go (I've already mentioned this novel, one of my favourites for 2013).
Congratulations to all the nominees, and of course I look forward to reading the anthology of short stories which will be launched in October 2014.
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