Guidance on how to pronounce those tricky author names, for authors whose last name begins with "W"!

Author Pronunciations

16 last names beginning with "W"

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NYOO-gee (hard g) wah TEE-ongo--according to African Literature professor who knows the author and speaks Kikuyu/Gikuyu (from The Millions)
WAITZ-kin
Eye-El-Et Wald-min
as it looks: wha-mar-ee-ah
Vaye rhymes with way
why-densaul
ween
wyss (rhymes with ice)
As it looks - wester-feld (not field)
eh-lee vee-ZEL
Chima - like china but with an "m"
wize-men
WOLF
you-er wolf
wouDRELL
sounds like woke
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