While it is difficult to earn solely from writing, it’s not impossible

A past AMKA forum. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Ayobami Adebayo is a Nigerian author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, Stay with Me.
  • Zukiswa Wanner is a South African journalist and award winning  novelist based in Kenya whose first book The Madams was published in 2006. She has six titles to her name.
  • The latest being a memoir — Hardly Working.

To wake up knowing your job for that day and the next is to think, create unforgettable characters, weave a plot, work out a dialogue, is perhaps a fantasy for many African writers.

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