History of 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:

  1. Kole Omotoso
  2. Mabel Segun.
  3. Ernest Emenyonu
  4. Labo Yari.
  5. Chinau Achebe (decesaed)
  6. T.M Aluko (decesaed)

Past Presidents & General Secretaries

President Secretary Year
Denja Abdullahi Ofonime Inyang 2015 - to date
Remi Raji Tanko Okoduwa 2013-2015
Remi Raji B. M Dzukogi 2011-2013
Jerry Agada Hyacinth Obunseh 2009-2011
Wale Okediran Denja Abdullahi 2005-2009
Olu Obafemi Nduka Otiono 2001-2005
Abubakar Gimba Wale Okediran 1997-2001
Odia Ofeimun Nnimmo Bassey 1993-1997
Ken Saro-Wiwa Bode Sowande 1990-1993
Femi Osofisan Ada Ugah 1988-1990
Kole Omotoso Odia Ofeimun 1986-1988
Chinua Achebe Kole Omotoso 1981-1986