Jowhor Ile was born in 1980 and grew up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where he currently lives. His fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly and Litro Magazine.
Born and raised in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award and an O. Henry Prize. She has published work in The New Yorker and Granta.
He was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, in 1979. He is a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition
Wainaina is the founding editor of "Kwani?", a leading African literary magazine based in Kenya.
Bandele is an award-winning novelist, playwright and director. He has worked with the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Imasuen was born in Ibadan in 1976. His latest novel, Fine Boys, was published by Farafina in 2012.
Maja-Pearce is an author and editor with several published books. He was editor of the Heinemann African Writers’ Series and Africa editor of Index on Censorship
Jideonwo is a lawyer, award-winning journalist and a passionate advocate for social and political change.
Okechukwu Ofili is an author, motivational speaker and full-time engineer. He is also the founder/CEO of okadabooks.com.
Obari Gomba (PhD) teaches Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Port Harcourt. His poetry collection, Thunder Protocol, is published by Kachifo's Kamsi imprint.
Banda-Aaku was born in the UK and raised in Africa. She won the 2004 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa for her children’s book, "Wadi’s Little Voice".
Aguele-Trimnell currently works in Lagos and lives with her husband and children. "Celebrated" is her first book.
wa Thiong’O is a distinguished professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irivine.
Okorafor was born in the United States to Igbo immigrant parents. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her daughter.
Oshoko is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer. The June 12 graphic novels are his first set of published works.
Adeolu was born in Nigeria and currently resides in the UK, where she is pursuing a PhD in Linguistics.
Osondu was born in Nigeria. He won the 2009 Caine Prize for African Writing and holds an MFA from Syracuse University.
Olorunfemi, Adetunji and Olaiya are veterans in the oil sector. Strenuously committed to verifiable facts and national interests, they have written a book devoid of religious, ethnic, regional, or individual biases