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Literary Magazines: Kikwetu, Pepper Coast, Isele, and Tampered Press

Kikwetu Journal, Pepper Coast Lit, Isele Magazine, and Tampered Press are currently available for your reading pleasure.

Kikwetu Journal

Kikwetu Journal Issue 8

Kikwetu is an annual online literary journal that publishes both new and established writers from East Africa and beyond in English and Swahili. The current edition has contributions from among others Moses Abukutsa, Florence Onyango, Raheem Omeiza, Warren Jeremy Rourke, Roseline Mgbodichimma Anya Okorie, and Frank Njugi.

Get a copy of edition 8 by clicking here.

Pepper Coast Lit

Pepper Coast Lit Edition 2

Pepper Coast Lit is a literary magazine that seeks to give attention to brave voices from the coast of Liberia. They accept poetry from around the world, cutting across any/and every theme and/or style.

The second issue of has poetry and prose from among others, Onyedikachi Chinedu, Alaro Basit, Shannon Kenny, Prosper Ifeanyi, Iyanuoluwa Adenle, Rahma O. Jimoh, Alton Melvar M Dapanas, Ayoade Olamide, Ridwan Badamasi, Zama Madinana, Naomi Waweru, Olusoji Obebe, Vuyokazi Ngemntu, Ayobami Kayode, Bill Ivans Gbafore, Lucille Sambo, Mahbubat Kanyinsola Salahudeen, and Abdulrazaq Salihu.

Get a copy of Issue 2 by clicking here.

Isele Magazine

Isele Magazine December 2022

Isele Magazine is a literary magazine, founded by Ukamaka Olisakwe in 2020, that publishes fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and book reviews.

The current edition of the magazine with a focus on food was edited by Yvonne Wabai, Ukamaka Olisakwe, and Chideraa Ike-Akaenyi. It has fiction, poetry, and essays from Emma Raymond, Wynelda Ann Deaver, Elana Kloss, Nnamdi Anyadu, Rona Altrows, James C. Holland, Jane H Fitzgerald, Gabby Gilliam, David Banach, James B. Nicola,  VA Smith,  Ted Millar, Alec Solomita, Veripuami Nandee Kangumine, Adaorah Oduah, Audrey Shipp, Alannah Guevara,  Zary Fekete,  Chinonso Nzeh, and Rebecca D. Martin.

Get a copy of issue 6 the magazine by clicking here.

Tampered Press

Tampered Press Issue 7

Tampered press started out as a conversation on creating more platforms and visibility for writers and visual artists in Ghana and Africa.

Buy a copy by clicking here.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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