What is the future of African writing? The face of it is in young writers such as Petina Gappah from Zimbabwe, Chika Unigwe from Nigeria and Monica Arac from Uganda. Is it a coincidence that they all live away from their “homelands”? Do African women writers tell differently the myriad stories to be told? Do they face similar challenges as their male counterparts? How do these writers juggle motherhood, multiple careers and writing?