Formal Name: The Republic of Burkina
Local Name: Burkina Faso
Local Formal Name: République de Burkina
United Nations | African Union
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Ouagadougou
Main Cities: Bobo-Dioulasso
Area: 274,200 km2
Currency: 1 CFA franc 100 centimes no longer used
Languages: French, Sudanic tribal languages
Religions: Animist, Muslim
- Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo (1967– ), French-language poet, also connected with Côte d'Ivoire.
- François Djobi Bassolet (d. 2001), journalist, historian, and cultural leader.
- Jacques Prosper Bazié (born 1955), poet.[Gikandi]
- Nazi Boni (1909–1969), politician and writer.[Gikandi]
- Sarah Bouyain (1968– ), writer and film director
- Simporé Simone Compaore (born c. 1956), French-language playwright.
- Augustin-Sondé Coulibaly (1933– ), French-language novelist, poet and critic.
- Bernadette Sanou Dao (1952– ), politician, poet and children's writer.
- D. Jean Pierre Guingané (1947– ), playwright, actor and director.[Gikandi]
- Zarra Guiro (1957– ), French-language autobiographical writer.
- Ignace Ansomwin Hien (1952– ), novelist, poet and storywriter.[Gikandi]
- Monique Ilboudo, politician and writer.[Gikandi]
- Pierre Claver Ilboudo (born 1948), French-language novelist.
- Sophie Heidi Kam (1968– ), French-language poet, playwright and novelist.
- Sandra Pierrette Kanzié, French-language poet.
- Joseph Ki-Zerbo (1922–2006), politician and writer.
- Amadou Koné (1953– ), novelist, playwright and short story writer.[Gikandi]
- Gaël Koné (1976– ), French-language poet.
- Honorine Mare (1972– ), French-language poet and academic.
- Roger Nikiéma (c.1935– ), French-language journalist, novelist and poet.
- Suzy Henique Nikiéma (1983– ). French-language novelist.
- Kollin Noaga, pseudonym of Ernest Nongma Ouedraogo, politician, novelist and playwright.
- Dim-Dolobsom Ouedraogo (1897–1940), intellectual.
- Titinga Frédéric Pacéré (1943–), museum curator and French-language writer.[Gikandi]
- Adiza Sanoussi, French-language novelist.
- Etienne Sawadogo, French-language novelist.
- Marie-Simone Séri (born 1954), French-language autobiographical writer also connected with Ivory Coast.
- Jean-Baptiste Somé, novelist.
- Malidoma Patrice Somé (1956– ), writer about religion.
- Maxime Z. Somé (1959– ), academic, politician and novelist.
- Norbert Zongo (1949–1988), journalist and novelist.[Gikandi]