Andre-Patient Bokiba, academic.
Adele Caby-Livannah (1957– )
Emmanuel Dongala (1941– )
Mambou Aimee Gnali
Sony Lab'ou Tansi (1947–1995), born in Congo-Kinshasa
Henri Lopes (1937– ), born in Congo-Kinshasa
Alain Mabanckou (1966– )
Florence Lina Mouissou (1972– ), novelist.
Victor N'Gembo-Mouanda (1969– )
Tchicaya U Tam'si (1931–1988)
Jean-Baptiste Tati-Loutard (1938–2009)
Jeannette Balou Tchichelle (1947–2005)
Chris emmanuel BAKOUMA MALANDA (2012)
Congo (Democratic Republic) – formerly Zaire
Leonie Abo, (1945– ), autobiographical writer.
J’ongungu Lokole Bolamba (1913–1990), poet.[Gikandi]
Rais Neza Boneza (1979– ), poet and peace researcher.
Amba Bongo, writer and advocate for refugees.
Lima-Baleka B sekilolo, poet.
Charles Djungu-Simba Kamatenda (1953– ), journalist, teacher, publisher, and writer.[Gikandi]
Philibert Edme, writer
Buabua wa Kayembe Mubadiate (1950– ), playwright.[Gikandi]
Christine Kalonji, French-language fiction writer.
Kama Sywor Kamanda (1952– ), writer and poet.[Killam & Rowe]
Maguy Kabamba (1960– ), writer and translator.
Paul Lomami-Tshibamba (1914–1985), novelist born in Congo-Brazzaville.[Gikandi]
V. Y. Mudimbe (1941– ), philosopher, academic and author.[Gikandi]
Ngal Mbwil a Mpaang (1933– ), novelist.[Gikandi]
Kavidi Wivine N'Landu, poet.
Clementine Nzuji (1944– ), poet.[Gikandi]
Sony Labou Tansi (1947–1995), novelist and poet.[Gikandi] [Killam & Rowe]
Kabika Tshilolo, French-language writer.
Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie, novelist, playwright and poet.
Lye M. Yoka, playwright and short story writer. [Gikandi]
Batukezanga Zamenka (1933–2000), novelist and essayist.