Five picks from a great year for African writing

Columnist Jennifer Platt will be back next week. Until then, here are Kenyan writer Peter Kimani’s top picks of 2021

12 January 2022 - 19:52 By Peter Kimani

Last year was a great one for African writing, with Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah winning (https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/07/abdulrazak-gurnah-wins-the-2021-nobel-prize-in-literature) the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. SA’s Damon Galgut lifted (https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59149960) the Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Promise, and exciting prose continued to sprout.

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