From Lagos with a dream to unify all writers in Africa

Anthony Onugba of Nigeria. He is the founder of the African Writers Development Trust. PHOTO | POOL

What you need to know:

  • AWDT is an NGO that promotes a reading culture, encourages cross-cultural learning, sharing of creative ideas, mentoring and capacity building among writers.
  • If Africans all over the world purchase African literature, this will create a surge in demand, thereby forcing distributors to ensure that they have loads of African literature on their shelves.

The recent African Writers’ Conference in Nairobi was a collaboration between the African Writers’ Development Trust and the Writers Guild Kenya. The African Writers Development Trust was an initiative of Anthony Onugba, a Nigerian writer, scriptwriter, film-maker and IT consultant.

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