How many weeks has it been since social distancing became the norm? We’ve lost count, but we’ve definitely been admiring over this past April the ways by which our favorite authors are filling up that lockdown time — ranging from baking to biking to picking up a guitar and more. Check them out below.

1. Sulaiman Addonia joins the legion of lockdown-banana bread bakers 

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2. Inua Ellams makes good use of relatively deserted parks

3. Leye Adenle comes across a new species of dog

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4. Wayetu Moore rediscovers a past love

5. Nnedi Okorafor finds a new way to get fresh air