Guess Who Featured On 56 Nigerian Women Writers?

56 Nigerian women writers were celebrated by Bookshy and these women included – novelists, playwrights, poets, short story writers and more – who have published works over the last 56 years.

The list begins with Ayobami Adebayo,  The author of Stay With Me. It is published by (what seems like) everyone: Kwani? in Kenya, Canongate in the UK, Knopf in the States and Canada, Ouidabooks in Nigeria and Pirat Forlaget in Sweden. Her short stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, she is the fiction editor of Saraba magazine and was shortlisted for the Miles Morland Scholarship on 2014 and 2015.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam, whose first novel with the imprint was Finding Love Again. Iwunze-Ibiam also blogs at Creative Writing News and her stories have appeared in Saraba and Long Story Short to name a couple.

Sade Adeniran – writer, filmmaker, basically a storyteller that can work in multiple media. Adeniran’s debut novel, Imagine This, is told by Lola Ogunwoe in journal format. It was originally self-published in 2007 and went on to win the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa.

Ifeluwapo Adeniyi – whose debut novel, On the Bank of the River was longlisted for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature, as well as the 2016 NLNG Prize for Literature. A story of love and motherhood, Adeniyi started writing it at 17 and finished it when she was 19.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who really needs no introduction (3 novels, 1 short story collection, countless other short stories, film adaptations, Flawless, Dior, Boots No.7 and many many more).

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam, whose first novel with the imprint was Finding Love Again. Iwunze-Ibiam also blogs at Creative Writing News and her stories have appeared in Saraba and Long Story Short to name a couple.

To see the full list, visit bookshybooks.com

Miriam David

Miriam is a creative writer, short story blogger, editor and contributor on creativewritingnews.net . She is an alumnus of the great University of Benin, a philosopher and an aspiring author of best sellers to come. When she is not writing, she is either working, keeping up with social media trends,reading novels, listening to good music, seeing movies or dreaming up stories.

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