I. Iyi-Eweka Chou
K. W. Kgositsile
Daniel P. Kunene
Ryan Eric Lamb
Sarah L. Manyika
Martin A. Ramos
S. D. Partington
Marcia Lynx Qualey
Marilyn H. Mills
John Stephen Rae
Mills is of mixed Swiss and Ghanaian heritage and grew up in both countries. She
lives in the UK. Her Cloth Girl was published in 2006 and was shortlisted
for the Costa Book Awards' first novel award for that year. The Association
of Foreign Spouses is published in February 2010. .
In African Writing:
I am thinking of coining a new literary phrase, assuming one is necessary, to refer to those authors whose follow-up novels do not live up to the promise of their debuts; underwhelming-second-book-syndrome. Anticlimactic second novels are nothing new. I even have a friend who is generally wary of any follow-ups, preferring others to test the waters and see if personal recommendations are forthcoming. I have developed a healthy scepticism of second novels myself...
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