Anyone familiar with African literature is likely to have read one of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novels or NoViolet Bulawayo’s highly praised debut We Need New Names. If you’re looking to delve deeper into the world of African literature, look no further! In celebration of World Book Day (and in anticipation of International Women’s Day), here are some female African authors, some whose work holds a revered place in African literature, and others who are at the advent of their literary careers.