Follow 11 African writers in their journeys to becoming published authors. These gifted men and women from across the African continent tell how they pursued God’s calling as writers and persevered through hardships to create published works that will speak to readers for years to come. This anthology will help inspire a new generation of writers and encourage current wordsmiths.
-What inspired Lekan Otufodunrin, former online editor at one of Nigeria’s largest newspapers, to stay centered on God as he practiced his craft in a secular context.
-The story of the Barnabases that God brought into Stella Okoronkwo’s life to help her along in her journey to become the best writer she could possibly be.
-How a childhood encounter with a library at a missionary school in Burkina Faso made a deep impression on Joanna Ilboudo and set her on a path that led her to writing.
The book features Buma Kor of Cameroon; Jennifer Karina of Kenya; Joel Sergio of Angola; Lekan Otufodunrin and Pusonnam Yiri of Nigeria; Lillian Tindyebwa of Uganda; Claude Preka Toty, Solomon Andria and Stella Chika Okoronkwo of Cote d’Ivoire; Joanna Ilboudo of Burkina Faso; and Joan Campbell of South Africa.
“I thank God for the men and women from across Africa who have contributed to this anthology, for the stories they are living and the stories they are telling. May the Church in Africa be nourished as a result of their obedience to God in using the thing that is in their hand.” -Wambura Kimunyu, Founding Chair, MAI-Africa