Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines: Lolwe, Transition, PREE, Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana

Lolwe, Transition, PREE, and The Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana are literary magazines/journals currently available for your reading pleasure.


Lolwe is an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, literary criticism, personal essays, photography, and poetry. The latest issue, which is the fifth, is guest-edited by Zambian writer Mali Kambandu, the US poet Willie Lee Kinard III, and the Lisbon-based Bissau-Guinean writer Yovanka Paquete Perdigão. The cover image for the issue is by Senegalese photographers Alex & Frans Odicky.

The issue features fiction by A. K. Herman (Trinidad and Tobago), Theophilus Sokuma (Nigeria), Caroline Okello (Kenya), Jedidah Mugarura (Uganda), Nana Afadua Ofori-Atta (Ghana), Shanette Monrose (Saint Lucia). Poetry by Faatimah Solomon (Sudan), Nnadi Samuel (Nigeria), Alicia Valasse-Polius (Saint Lucia), Hollis Druhet (USA), Celia Sorhaindo (Dominica). Essays by Eric Otieno Sumba (Kenya), Rabhelani Mguni (Zimbabwe), Aida Muturia (Kenya), Rod Martinez (USA), Shalom Esene (Nigeria). Photography by Maroula Blades (UK), Kreative Kwame (Cameroon).

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Transition is a unique forum for the freshest, most compelling ideas from and about the black world. Since its founding in Uganda in 1961, the magazine has kept apace of the rapid transformation of the African Diaspora and has remained a leading forum of intellectual debate.

Guest-edited by long-time editorial board chairman and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, alongside scholar Alessandra Di Maio, Transition Magazine’s groundbreaking 60th-anniversary issue 132: The Black in the Mediterranean Blue is here.

Some of the contributors are Wole Soyinka, Kayo Chingonyi, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Suzanne Diop, Raphael d’Abdon, Karin Sekora, Gabeba Baderoon, Rethabile Masilo, Awam Amkpa, Warsan Shire, Maaza Mengiste, Olusegun Adeniyi, Tariro Ndoro, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, and Adil Babikir.

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PREE Issue 8

PREE is an online magazine for new contemporary writing from and about the Caribbean. They publish original works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, interviews and experimental writing, giving their authors international visibility far beyond the islands.

The current issue, which is the 8th, goes with the title, “Writing The Wrongs” and has been edited by Annie Paul. Some of the contributors are Marlon James, Shalini Puri, Sonia Williams, Demoy Lindo, Ronaldo Mohammed, Ubaldimir Guerra, Corinne Binnings, Shivanee Ramlochan, Lise K. Ragbir, Joy Mahabir, Adam Andrews, Suzanne Bhagan, Lafleur Cockburn, among others.

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Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana

The Journal of the Writers Project of Ghana is a new journal from the Writers Project of Ghana which is based in Accra. The first edition has Nancy Henaku as chair and Elizabeth Johnson as Editor-in-Chief alongside Ewoenam Akaxoxo on submissions, Aisha Nelson on poetry and Jeffrey Atuobi on prose. The cover design is by Yibor Kojo Yibor.

Some of the contributors are Ekow Manuar, Akua Nehanda Williams, Yaa Konadu, Kwasi Adi-Dako, Fui Can-Tamakloe, Sarpong Osei Asamoah, K. Asare Bediako, Araba Ofori-Acquah, Estella Esinam Apenuvor, David Agyei-Yeboah, Elikplim Akorli, Ama Afrah Appiah, Priscilla Arthur, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Mamle Kabu, Manu Herbstein, Shainah M. Andrews, Nana Yaw Sarpong, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, Ama Pomaa, and Akua Serwaa Amankwah

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