I came across this blog post today: Remembering Flora – The Mother of African Womens Writing.
According to this, Flora Nwapa was the first African woman writer to be published in English.
We must remember that still, in many parts of Africa, women and girls are denied education. Buchi Emecheta, a Nigerian author of more than 20 books, has said that without her education, which was paid for by a grant from the Methodist church, she would never have achieved financial and personal independence.
Click here to read my interview with Buchi.
See also: Her Husband Burned Her First Novel.