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The following is a list of African poets writing in English: poets born or resident in Africa who have written at least one book of poetry in the English language. It does not include poets from South Africa; those may be found in the List of South African poets

Contents
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A Edit

  1. Chris Abani (born 1966), Nigeria
  2. Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969), Nigeria
  3. Kofi Awoonor (born 1935), Ghana

BEdit

  1. Philip Begho (born 1969), Nigeria

CEdit

  1. Gladys Casely-Hayford (1904-1950), Gold Coast (Ghana)
  2. Syl Cheney-Coker (born 1945), Sierra Leone
  3. Steve Chimombo (born 1945), Malawi
  4. Frank Chipasula (born 1949), Malawi

LEdit

  1. Aquah LaLuah (1904-1950), Gold Coast (Ghana)

MEdit

  1. Jack Mapanje (born 1944), Malawi

OEdit

  1. Gabriel Okara (born 1921), Nigeria
  2. Christopher Okigbo (1932-1967) Nigeria
  3. Ben Okri (born 1959), Nigeria
  4. Femi Osofisan (born 1946), Nigeria

SEdit

  1. Wole Soyinka (born 1934), Nigeria

ZEdit

  1. Musaemura Zimunya (born 1949), Zimbabwe

See alsoEdit

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