List of Nigerian writers (A-Z)

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List of Nigerian writers (A-Z)

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This is a list of Nigerian writers.

A
  • Chris Abani (born 1966), novelist, playwright and poet
  • Chinua Achebe (1930–2013), novelist, poet and critic
  • Catherine Obianuju Acholonu (born 1951), academic
  • Remi Adedeji (born 1937), children’s writer and academic editor
  • Abimbola Adelakun, novelist
  • Sade Adeniran, novelist and filmmaker
  • Akin Adesokan, novelist and scholar
  • Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969), poet
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born 1977), novelist and poet
  • S. A. Afolabi (born 1966)
  • Ifeoma Aggrey-Fynn (d. 2015), writer
  • Tolu Ajayi (born 1946), poet and writer of fiction
  • Yemi Ajibade (1929–2013), playwright and actor
  • Audrey Ajose (born 1937?), journalist and juvenile fiction writer
  • Uwem Akpan (born 1971), Jesuit priest and writer
  • Hauwa Ali (died 1995), novelist
  • Akilu Aliyu (1918–1998), poet
  • Zaynab Alkali (born 1950), novelist, short-story writer and academic
  • T. M. Aluko (1918–2010), novelist and autobiographer
  • Elechi Amadi (1934–2016), novelist
  • Ifi Amadiume (born 1947), poet, anthropologist and essayist
  • Karen King-Aribisala, short-story writer, novelist and academic
  • Yemisi Aribisala, (1973– ) essayist and food memoirist
  • Sefi Atta (born 1964), novelist, short-story writer and playwright
  • Uche Azikiwe (born 1947), author
  • Nnorom Azuonye (born 1967), theatre director, playwright and poet
B
  • Rotimi Babatunde
  • Biyi Bandele (born 1967)
  • A. Igoni Barrett (born 1979)
  • Lindsay Barrett (born 1941)
  • Olumbe Bassir (1919–2001)
  • Philip Begho (born 1956)
  • Bunmi Banjo (born 1977)
C
  • Chin Ce (born 1966)
  • Chinweizu (born 1943)
  • John Pepper Clark (born 1935)
  • Teju Cole (born 1975)
  • Samuel Ajayi Crowther (1807–1891), linguist, translator, diarist, explorer, writer
D
  • Usman dan Fodio (1754–1817)
  • Jude Dibia (born 1975)
  • Antera Duke, diarist
E
  • Michael Echeruo (born 1937), poet, critic
  • Amatoritsero (Godwin) Ede
  • Philip Effiong (1925–2003)
  • Cyprian Ekwensi (1921–2007)
  • Buchi Emecheta (1944–2017)
  • E. Nolue Emenanjo (born 1943)
  • Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–97)
  • Rosemary Esehagu (born 1981)
  • Femi Euba (born 1942)
F
  • Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa (1903–1963), novelist
  • Adebayo Faleti (born 1930)
  • Toyin Falola (born 1953)
  • Dan Fulani
  • Bilkisu Funtuwa
G
  • Godspower Oboido (born 1988), poet and essayist
  • Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1705–1775), autobiographer
H
  • Helon Habila (born 1967), novelist
  • Obo Aba Hisanjani (born 1949), poet
I
  • Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (born 1979)
  • Ejikeme Ikwunze
  • Abubakar Imam (1911–1981)
  • Eghosa Imasuen (born 1976)
  • Tade Ipadeola (born 1970), poet
  • Akinwunmi Isola, playwright, dramatist, scholar
  • Uzodinma Iweala (born 1982)
  • Festus Iyayi (born 1947)
J
  • John Jea (1773-?)
  • Elnathan John (born 1982)
  • Samuel Johnson (1846–1901)
K
  • Toni Kan (born 1971)
L
  • Duro Ladipo (1931–1978)
  • Abimbola Lagunju (born 1960)
M
  • Amina Mama (born 1958)
  • Sarah Ladipo Manyika (born 1968)
  • Oliver Mbamara
  • Sebastian Okechukwu Mezu (born 1941)
  • Dele Momodu (born 1960)
  • John Munonye (born 1929)
N
  • Echezonachukwu Nduka (born 1989)
  • Uche Nduka (born 1963)
  • Martina Nwakoby (born 1937)
  • Nkem Nwankwo (1936–2001)
  • Flora Nwapa (1931–1993)
  • Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani (born 1976), novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist
  • Onuora Nzekwu (born 1928)
  • Onyeka Nwelue (1988)
  • Chuma Nwokolo (born 1963), writer, poet, humorist, essayist
  • Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah (born 1962), writer, poet, scholar, performer
O
  • Chigozie Obioma (born 1986)
  • Obiwu (born 1962), poet, theorist
  • Ike Odimegwu
  • Josephat Obi Oguejiofor
  • Olu Oguibe (born 1964)
  • Ike Oguine
  • Molara Ogundipe (born 1949)
  • Wole Oguntokun
  • Tanure Ojaide (born 1949), poet, critic
  • Gabriel Okara (born 1921), poet
  • Christopher Okigbo (1932–1967), poet
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Ifeoma Okoye (born 1937), novelist
  • Chinelo Okparanta
  • Isidore Okpewho (born 1941), novelist, critic
  • Ben Okri (born 1959), poet, novelist
  • Tanure Ojaide
  • Afolabi Olabimtan (1932–2003)
  • Olatubosun Oladapo (born 1943)
  • Ukamaka Olisakwe (born 1982)
  • Simbo Olorunfemi
  • Kole Omotosho (born 1943), novelist
  • Kola Onadipe (1922–1988)
  • Osonye Tess Onwueme (born 1955)
  • Nduka Onwuegbute (born 1969)
  • Ifeoma Onyefulu (born 1959)
  • Bukola Oriola (born 1976)
  • Dennis Osadebay (1911–1995), poet
  • Femi Osofisan (born 1946)
  • E. C. Osondu
  • Niyi Osundare (born 1947), poet
  • Helen Ovbiagele (born 1944)
  • Oyèrónkẹ́ Oyěwùmí
R
  • Remi Sonaiya (born 1955)
  • Remi Raji (born 1961)
  • Babatunde Rotimi
  • Ola Rotimi (1938– 2000), novelist, theatre director and playwright
S
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa (1941–1995), playwright, novelist, poet
  • Mabel Segun (born 1930)
  • Lola Shoneyin (born 1974), novelist, poet
  • Zulu Sofola (1935–1995), playwright
  • Bode Sowande (born 1948), playwright
  • Wole Soyinka (born 1934), playwright, poet, novelist; awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
T
  • Amos Tutuola (1920–1997), novelist
  • Kola Tubosun (1981– ), poet, essayist and linguist
U
  • Obiora Udechukwu (born 1946), poet
  • Adaora Lily Ulasi (born 1932), novelist
  • Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike (born 1975), poet
  • Chika Unigwe (born 1974), novelist
  • Sam Ukala (born 1948], playwright, prose fiction writer, poet
V
  • Mamman Jiya Vatsa (1944–1986), poet
  • Jumoke Verissimo (born 1979), poet
W
  • Ken Wiwa (1968–2016), biographer
  • Molara Wood (born 1969), short-story writer, journalist
Y
  • Balaraba Ramat Yakubu (born 1959), Hausa-language writer