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Famous Writers from Nigeria

List of famous writers from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Nigerian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Nigeria and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List items include Chris Abani, Gbenga Daniel and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Nigerian writers?" and "Which writers are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Nigeria, but they're all of Nigeria descent.
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    Akilu Aliyu Died at 81 (1918-1999)

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    Died at 74 (1889-1963)

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    Died at 63 (1920-1983)

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    Died at 87 (1923-2010)

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    Attahiru Bafarawa age 61

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    Died at 76 (1927-2003)

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    Died at 87 (1923-2010)

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    Died at 71 (1930-2001)

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    Died at 78 (1933-2011)

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    Catherine Obianuju Acholonu Died at 63 (1951-2014)

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    Died at 87 (1921-2008)

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    Died at 83 (1930-2013)

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