About Me

Hello! My name is Ayọ̀olúwa and I love to read. I especially enjoy African Literature.

To me, African Literature includes novels, short stories, plays and poems that express African stories or are written by people of African lineage—this definition might be different for someone else.

Aside from African Literature, I enjoy sociological non-fiction, celebrity memoirs, diverse romance novels, and books that have movies.

I created this blog to emphasize that Africa is not a monolith. I hope to introduce readers to amazing authors and stories from the continent, and in the process build a community of people who love reading as much as I do.

The reviews and comments on The Lit African are intended to be light and casual, to ensure that the content is accessible. So, in the spirit of keeping things casual, here are 5 fun facts about me:

  1. My favourite ice cream flavour is Baskin Robbins’ Rainbow Sherbet. I’ve loved it since I was 3 years old #committed.
  2. I would love to travel around Europe in the future.
  3. I am a terrible dancer (and singer) so I avoid doing both in public. But any song by Aṣa or Beyoncé will get me on the dance floor, belting out lyrics in a heartbeat.
  4. I have 3 siblings and more cousins than I can count. They are very annoying, and I love them fiercely.
  5. My favourite author is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I’ve read all her books, and a lot of her short stories. I would read anything she writes and you might see me gush about her multiple times on this blog.

Now that you know me, tell me about you. Leave a comment, let’s get the conversation going! What are your favourite books of all time?

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello, thanks for following my blog – now I’m following yours! I’m very interested in African fiction and non-fiction. My husband spend some of his childhood in Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe (his father was a UN zoologist). I’m up to my second Sudan book and I think Chad is next. I must look at your recommendations. 🙂 Catherine

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