Literary Magazines

The Journal of West Indian Literature, Doek, Umbu Africa, and Omenana are currently available for your reading pleasure.

Journal of West Indian Literature

Journal of West Indian Literature

The Journal of West Indian Literature has been published twice-yearly by Literatures in English, University of the West Indies since 1986. It is a University of the West Indies-led Caribbeanist project invested in highlighting and critically examining the prolific literary production of the Anglophone Caribbean.

The latest edition of the journal is dedicated to legendary poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite who passed away in 2020. With guest editor Kelly Baker Josephs, alongside Editor in Charge Lisa Outar, the journal has contributions from among others Kelly Baker Josephs, Ronald Cummings, Kaie Kellough, and Nalini Mohabir, Jarad Zimbler, Andrew Rippeon, Dashiell Moore, Elaine Savory, Rachel L. Mordecai, Kim Evelyn, and Bedour Alagraa.

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Doek

Doek 8

Doek! Literary Magazine (Doek!) is a free, independent, and Pan-African online literary magazine produced in Windhoek, Namibia. It publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from Namibia, Africa, and the African diaspora.

Their newest edition, issue 8, has been released for you to read and features the writing of A. K. Herman, Andelaine Tsowases, Sumercé Lasote, Nina Van Zyl, Gitan Djeli, Vivian Tjijandjeua Ojo, and Tjizembua Tjikuzu and an editorial by Rémy Ngamije.

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Umbu Africa

Umbu Africa

Umbu Africa is an online magazine for women who write in Swahili founded by Tanzania writer Esther Karin Mngodo. The edition which is making its debut features work by among others Dkt. Salma Omar Hamad, Idza Luhumyo, Saleha Sally Akhtar Qazi, Rachel Maina, Manka John, Neema Komba, Ngollo Mlengenya, Dk. Vicensia Shule, Chemi Che-Mponda, Isabella Lucas, and Lilian Mbaga.

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Omenana Issue 21

Omenana 21

Omenana, a tri-monthly speculative fiction e-magazine, is open to submissions from writers from Africa and the African Diaspora.

The most recent edition edited by Iquo DianaAbasi has contributions in English and French from Seun Odukoya, Tariro Ndoro, Amadin Ogbewe, Stacy Hardy, Matthew K Chikono, Christopher Mlalazi, Mandisi Nkomo, Ephraim Orji, and Mariam Camara.

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