I stole the puzzle from my favorite philosopher, Walter Benjamin. He won’t mind, so let’s go ahead and have some fun with this.

All I’d say is that it is a pretty damn difficult nut to crack.  

Enjoy!
Mariana Rio Spider

 

Six authors are sitting in a Danfo bus somewhere in Lagos. The lay out of the bus is such that three of them are sitting on each side. Adichie, Selasi, Soyinka, Binyavanga, Ikhide, Bulawayo. Their professions are—though not in the same order—essayist, historian, humorist, novelist, playwright, and poet.

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Each one has written a book, which another one of the party is currently reading.

Adichie is reading essays.

Binyavanga is reading the book by the person sitting opposite him.

Selasi is sitting between the essayist and the humorist.

Ikhide is next to the playwright.

The essayist is sitting opposite the historian.

Soyinka is reading a play.

Selasi is the brother-in-law of the novelist.

Adichie, who is sitting in the corner, is not interested in history.

Soyinka is sitting opposite the novelist.

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Ikhide is reading the book by the humorist.

Bulawayo is reading poems.

Your task is to match each name—Adichie, Selasi, Soyinka, Binyavanga, Ikhide, Bulawayo—to the professions: essayist, historian, humorist, novelist, playwright, and poet.

Post your answer on the comment section. 

Good luck and have a lovely weekend!

 

The original puzzle was reprinted in Walter Benjamin’s Archive

The image in the post is an illustration by Mariano Rio and part of a book project titled Why Spiders are Always Found in the Corners of Ceilings. See more of Rio’s work {HERE}