Literary Magazines

Literary magazines Agbowo, Doek, Shallow Tales Review now out.

Literary magazines Agbowo, Doek, and Shallow Tales Review are now out for your reading pleasure.


Since its establishment in 2017, Agbowó has remained a platform dedicated to the curation of literary and visual art from across Africa. Over the years, several issues of the annual Agbowó magazine have featured contributors from diverse regions in the continent.

Agbowó has announced the publication of its fourth issue, Chaos. Contributors to the issue are Nnadi Samuel, Olumide Manuel, Zwelethu Machepha, Bayo Aderoju, Sodiq Oyekanmi, IFEOFDESIGN, Praise Osawaru, Sayo Ajetunmobi, Erere Onyeugbo, Mayowa Alabi, Servio Gbadamosi, Owo Anietie, Oluwatobi Poroye, Bukunmi Oyewole, Ayokunle Falomo, Shaun Pieter Clamp, Erick Manyara Mochache, James Gikonyo and Sogallo.  

Check it out here.

Doek Magazine

Doek! is a free, independent, and pan-African online literary magazine produced in Windhoek, Namibia. Founded by Mutaleni Nadimi and Rémy Ngamije, it publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from Namibia and the African diaspora.

The latest issue features work by Tessa Harris, Abdel Ghani Karamalla, Roland Watson-Grant, Ishmael Beah, Zerene Haddad, Silvia K. Ilahuka, Sisonke Msimang, Moso Sematlane, Natasha Uys, Ndaudika Shefeni, and Abdel Wahab Yousif. Translations from Arabic were supplied by Adil Babikir.

Check it out here.

The Shallow Tales Review

The Shallow Tales Review, Nigerian-based electronic literary magazine dedicated to curating new and established voices from Africa, has released its 34th issue. The issue themed “DISRUPTION” was released on the 31st of July, 2021.

This edition features a conversation with Zimbabwean author, T.L. Huchu; two short stories, six essays, and nine poems, with contributors selected from Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

The issue celebrates fragments of disruptions which foretell hope for the African future. “Here, we see creatives who are breaking away, showing disconnect from the status quo,” says poetry editor, Chidiebube onye Okohia, in the issue’s editorial. “In truth, disruption assumes a colourful stance as these writers try to tell their different stories.”

Some contributors in this issue include: Enit’ayanfe Ayosojumi Akinsanya (Nigeria), Abu Bakr Sadiq (Nigeria), Darlington Chibueze Anuonye (Nigeria), Turi Ekirapa (Kenya), Carl Terver (Nigeria), Busamoya Phodiso Modirwa (Botswana), and others. The official cover photo was designed by Peter Ogunjinrin, with the art/photographs by Nigerian photographer, Jude Hindan.

Issue 34 was edited by Nzube Nlebedim (fiction), Chidiebube onye Okohia (poetry) and Orji Victor Ebubechukwu (nonfiction). Media sponsors were Brittle Paper, James Murua Literary Blog, and Africa in Words.




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