African Novelists You Should know


1. Amina N. Her debut story is titled Destiny and addresses domestic violence and love in our ummah. Amina N. is a Muslim woman who lives in Roswell Georgia. Although she resided most of her life away from her birth country, Senegal, she kept within her all the great values from her culture which she was taught while growing in the welcoming city of Dakar. She always loved reading and writing, loves taking care of animals and watch them interact with each other. Being a very spiritual person, she enjoys spending time alone and long moments of silence; she yet would not trade spending time with her daughter, friends and family for anything. For more information visit



2. Farida Ado. She is a Nigerian romance writer. Early this year, a post featuring her went viral. Farida appears here as well. She’s also mentioned in other articles like this one. She writes in Hausa like many Nigerian Novelists. Her work has been translated in Diagram of the Heart which brings us next to one of the early writer of the movement in Northern Nigeria.



3. Balaraba Ramat Yakubu is considered one of the 1980s breakout writer in the romance genre in Kano, Nigeria. Her most acclaimed work is Alhaki Kuykuyo Ne…, Sin is a Puppy That Follows You Home. She is an inspiring person.




4. Author Fauziyyah B Suleiman . She has written 32 novels and three were made into local movies like one of her bestseller A Daren Farko (On the First Night). In this article, she says, “In my writing I give more attention to women’s issues, like marriage, polygamy and education.” She is what a fellow author call a warrior with a pen.



5. Papatia Feauxzar. Originally from French West Africa, Papatia lives in Dallas, Texas with her nuclear family. She loves nature and also loves to pen romance stories for adults and sci-fi/fantasy ones for the underage folks. She aims to address faith, love, romance, education, gender issues, and many other social ills close to her heart with her writing. Her most known work is Mistress of the Spices. You can learn more on her at



About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home at alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at or her sister's website
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17 Responses to African Novelists You Should know

  1. SOHEIR says:

    Great information Papatia!
    We are proud of such women!

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  2. khansana1000 says:

    great to know 🙂

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  3. Wow, Ma Sha Allah 👌 I never knew people like this existed 😍😍 … May Allah bless them , bless you & I 💞

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  4. I think I need to get their books

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  5. halimamahmoud19 says:

    Thank you so much for sharing big sis ❤

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  6. Fateema Abdallah says:

    Reblogged this on Journal of a Muslima.

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  7. Maha Khan says:

    Amazing thank you

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  8. Maha Khan says:

    Thank you for this. So looking forward to reading them

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  10. Khadijah Abdulhaqq says:

    32 novels is amazing! May Allah continue to bless you all.

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