Authors

Wale Adebanwi

Wale Adebanwi, Tribune’s editor-at-large, is currently in the UK (on leave from the University of Ibadan) as a Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. He is a journalist of high repute and credibility.

Wale Okediran

Dr. Wale Okediran, a medical doctor, is President, Association of Nigerian Authors. He has published five novels and several short stories in journals in Nigeria and overseas.

Wale Owoade

Wale Owoade is the founder and Managing Editor of Artbeat Afrika, A community of Contemporary African Creative Writers. Deeply invested in developing new talents in African Literature, he edited the poetry anthology, Black Communion: Poems of New 100 African Poets.

Wanangwa Zondani Mtawali

Wanangwa Zondani Mtawali is a Malawian journalist and short story writer. A product of the Malawi Institute of Journalism, he works for Joy Media Group as a staff reporter based in Mzuzu. He has had short stories published in Malawi’s main weekend newspapers, The Weekend Nation and The Sunday Times and on authorme.com. Wanangwa enjoys writing, reading and taking walks.

Wande Ijaluwoye

Wanjala Njalale

Wanjala Njalale’s short stories have appeared on Brittle Paper and in The East African Magazine. His poetry is forthcoming on Aerodrome. Born to a Christian father and a Muslim mother in Rural Western Kenya, the author moved to the city, Nairobi, at the age of nineteen to pursue university studies. He currently lives in the Rift Valley town of Nakuru where he works by day as an English and Literature Instructor at a Girls High School. He writes during his spare time.

Wazani Adamu Ijarafu

Wazani Adamu Ijarafu is an alumnus of the maiden edition of ANA/Yusuf Ali creative writing workshop in 2015. He was also selected for the maiden edition of Green Author Prize organized by Words Rhyme and Rhythm in the same year. His poems have appeared on Kalahari review, blackboy review and elsewhere. Give him nature and he gives poetry, give him a guitar and he gives you the rhythm. He writes from Jos.

Wazani Ijarafu & Faith Tallam

Wazani Ijarafu, an alumnus of the ANA/Yusuf Ali creative writing workshop, is a poet from Nigeria. Faith Tallam is a poet from Kenya.

Wesley Macheso

Wesley Macheso is a Malawian writer currently teaching Creative Writing and Literature at Mzuzu University. He is a columnist with The Daily Times, hosting a weekly column under the title “The Write Stuff”. His short story “This Land is Mine” is published in Water: New Short Fiction from Africa (2016). His children’s book, Akuzike and the Gods, won the 2014/ 2015 Peer Gynt Literary Award. He is an alumnus of the African Writers’ Trust 4th Editorial and Publishing Training Workshop. Some of his work can be read on The Kalahari Review, Brittle Paper, Storymoja Africa, and Africanwriter.com. Twitter handle: @Wesleymax89

Wirndzerem G. Barfee

Wirndzerem G. Barfee was born on August 1, 1975 in Kumbo, Bui Division, North West Province of Cameroon. He read Mass Communication at the University of Jos, Nigeria, holds a BA in Linguistics and MA in American Literature from the University of Yaounde I where he is currently doing his pre-doctoral DEA with critical interests in eco-criticism and feminism. A two-time participant of the British Council/ Lancaster University CROSSING BORDERS pan-African creative writing program (2004/2006), he had earlier been a selected participant in the BBC/BRITISH COUNCIL Environmental Writing Workshop in 1996. He recently, with a national grant, published a poetry collection, Bird of the Oracular Verb (Iroko Publishers, 2008) and is awaiting in 2009, the publication of his short story, Jury of the Corrupt, which has been included in the Anthology of Cameroonian Short Stories (CCCPress, UK). He also has a passion for songwriting and has written songs in Lamnso (his native tongue), English and French for two local artists. A graduate of the National School of Administration and Magistracy, specialising in public finance, he works with the Ministry of Finance, Cameroon.