ABOUT ANA



The Association of Nigerian Authors was founded on the 27th June, 1981, during a conference convened by the late Professor Chinua Achebe. That maiden conference of Nigerian writers which held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka was attended by notable personalities in Nigerian literature and two Kenyan writers, Ngugi Wa Thiongo and Gacheche Wauringi. Subsequently,the Assiociation of Nigerian Authors was registered as a corporate body/professional association with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja. Its registered trustees are as follows: Kole Omotoso Mabel Segun. Ernest Emenyonu Labo Yari. Chinua Achebe (decesaed) T.M Aluko (decesaed)


History of ANA


The fundamental aims and objectives of the Association as stated in the ANA constitution which was last reviewed in 2012 are as follows:

  1. To encourage and promote Nigerian literature.
  2. To encourage the collection, recording and transcription of all oral literature.
  3. To promote the interest of authors in all that concerns their profession and well-being and to protect their rights as authors.
  4. To encourage the collection, recording and transcription of all oral literature.
  5. To encourage the commitment of authors to the ideals of a humane and egalitarian society.
  6. To co-operate with other organizations in Nigeria, Africa and elsewhere, which share similar aims and aspirations.
  7. To liaise with all organizations established for the promotion and development of the book industry throughout the country.
  8. To stimulate and develop indigenous talents, skills and intellectual powers.
  9. To promote solidarity among Nigerian authors.