Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines: Poetic Africa, Joburg Review, JAY Lit, Shallow Tales Review

New editions of literary magazines Poetic Africa, The Johannesburg Review, JAY Lit, The Shallow Tales Review are available for your reading pleasure.

Poetic Africa

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Poetic Africa is a literary magazine published by Writers Space Africa showcasing rich and diverse poetry in English, Kiswahili, and French from all over Africa to the world.

The latest edition is edited by Funminiyi Akinrinade with deputies Omadang Yowasi (Swahili) and Autricia Njang (French). Other editors are Mpessé Géraldin, Joy Rita, Chipo Chama, Patricia P. Ejang, Eben Ace, and Chidiebere Udeokechukwu. It has interviews and poetry in English and Kiswahili from Nyasili Atetwe, David Jomo, John Akande, Chekete Christasia, Comfort Naana Adwoa Okyere, Olanrewaju Oluwatosin, Kelechi Emmanuel Alobu, Abuthwalib Lukungu, Sakalani Bruno, Rajab Mulhat, and Testimony Odey.

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The Johannesburg Review of Books

The Johannesburg Review of Books is an independent literary review that publishes reviews, essays, poetry, photographs, and short fiction from South Africa, Africa, and beyond.

That newest issue features writing from among others Makhosazana Xaba, Wamuwi Mbao, Danai Mupotsa, Sanya Osha, Tan Twan Eng, Jennifer Malec Uhuru Portia Phalafala, Kim M Reynolds, Kelwyn Sole, Margie Orford, Ivan Vladislavić, Haidar Eid, Teju Cole, Njabulo S Ndebele, Victor Dlamini, and Tymon Smith.

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The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAY lit)

The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAY lit)

The Journal of African Youth Literature (JAY Lit) publishes literature written by, about, and/or for born-in-Africa youths from 15 to 35 years. They publish literature written by Africans in this age category and by individuals who are writing with African youths in mind.

The contributors to this issue edited by Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim includes fiction, poetry, and essays by Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, Uaueza Poppy Kanguatjivi, Damian Carlton, Faith Brown, Kaushar Edoo Bibi Auleear, Sarah True, Anita Oguni, Shuwa, Mohammed Babajide Mohammed, Bongiwe T. Maphosa, Abiodun Awodele, Tobi Ojenike, Israel Lumile, Chukwuemeka Famous, Jan Brümmer, Junias Tinashe, Ataho Musiime, Olaleye Olorunfemi, Aishat Adesanya, Nabila Ismail, and Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim.

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The Shallow Tales Review

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The Shallow Tales Review is a Nigerian-based electronic literary magazine dedicated to curating new and established voices from across Africa.

The latest edition edited by Orji Victor Ebubechukwu, Chidiebube Onye Okohia, and Nzube Nlebedim has fiction, poetry, interviews, and photography from James-Ibe Chinaza, Eniolá Abdulroqeeb Arówólò, Emmanuel GG Yamba, Adesiyan Oluwapelumi, Irina Tall Novikova, Nzube Nlebedim, and Boakye D. Alpha.

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