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Twitter Nnedi Okorafor Rabih Alameddine Carmen Maria Machado J Courtney Sullivan Writer Image Credit: World Literature Today
Twitter Nnedi Okorafor Rabih Alameddine Carmen Maria Machado J Courtney Sullivan Writer Image Credit: World Literature Today

5 Writers We Love To Follow On Twitter

It’s no secret that Twitter is perhaps the most up-and-coming social media platform today. Everyone’s on it—from celebrities to companies to world leaders, for better or worse.

Taylor Hickney

We compiled a list of authors who go beyond self-promotion and, we’re sure, will brighten your time lines and make social media a more habitable place.

@NNEDI

Nnedi Okorafor is a prolific sci-fi writer and author of the Black Panther: Long Live the King comics series. As a Nigerian American, Okorafor follows and discusses the politics of both countries. Her dedication to social justice on all fronts makes for up-to-date cultural commentary in bite-sized blurbs; in the span of a day, she’s been known to address both the ban of Rafiki—a film about love between two women in Kenya—before its Cannes debut and the ever-changing decisions and policies of the Trump administration.

@RABIHALAMEDDINE

Author of five novels and one collection of short stories, Rabih Alameddine makes a point to showcase the work of others on his time line in lieu of self promotion. He offers material for creative woolgathering; each day, Alameddine posts a series of paintings, ranging anywhere from five to ten works. His “poem of the day” thread includes all the poems he posted on that day in the past.

@CARMENMMACHADO

Carmen Maria Machado takes our fears and makes them funny. She interacts with the most current memes and political issues, piggybacking off others and turning her own tweets into satire. In addition to her hilarious collection of re twe


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