Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines: Lolwe, Yaba Left Review, ArabLit Quarterly, Imbiza

Lolwe, Yaba Left Review, ArabLit Quarterly, and Imbiza Journal are currently available for your reading pleasure.

Yaba Left Review

Yaba Left Review

Yaba Left Review is an online periodical dedicated to the publication of works that combine mastery of craft with fresh perspectives on the human condition. The publication’s managing editor is Adeola Opeyemi and its editors Socrates Mbamulu and O-Jeremiah Agba-Akin have given us their inaugural edition.

Issue one has poetry, fiction, and essays by among others Nnadi Samuel, Ron Riekki, Maura Way, Nicholas Rono, Omodero David, Roseline Anya Okorie, Chisom Okafor, Tares Oburumu, Bruce McRae, Confidence Jideofor, Hassan Kassim, Haruna Solomon, Ìjàpá O, Olasubomi Cole, and Muiz Ọpẹ́yẹmí Àjàyí.

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Lolwe Issue 6

Lolwe is an online literary magazine that publishes fiction, literary criticism, personal essays, photography, and poetry. The latest issue is edited by Tlotlo Tsamaase, Michael Frazier, and Lucky Grace Isingizwe. It features fiction, poetry, essays, and photography from among others Ziawa Jande, Friday Faraday, Naomi Eselojor, Olly Nze, C.K.R. Mose, Abu Bakr Sadiq, Zoe Antoine, Sodïq Oyèkànmí, Tina Bethea Ray, Ogochukwu Ogbonna, Mhembeuter Jeremiah Orhemba, Jamilla vandyke-bailey, Chibuikem Anyanwu, Kosisochukwu W. Ugwuede, Bagha Abdulkader, and Tossin Bolade.

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Arablit Quarterly

Arablit Quarterly 22 weddings

ArabLit Quarterly is a literary magazine that brings together Arabic literature, essays, wordplay, art, music, and food in translation, founded in 2018. The most recent issue which came out in fall 2022 focuses on weddings.

xIt has contributions from among others Abdulaziz Almuthaybiri, Atiaf Alwazir, Sherif Adel, Ouissal Harize, Nicholas Mangialardi, Zahra Marwan, Leonie Rau, Radwa Ashour, Samir Azzam, Fadhila Dziria, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Yasmeen Hanoosh, Fowziyah Abu Khalid, Muhammad el-Mahdi el-Magzoub, Ibrahim Almotoly, Ayoub Tarish. There are translations by Nadiya Abdullatif, Adil Babikir, Layla Faraj, Moneera Al-Ghadeer, Ouissal Harize, Ibrahim Fawzy, Michael Payne, Hend Saeed, James Scanlan, Lemya Shammar, and Levi Thompson.

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Imbiza Journal

Imbiza Journal Issue 5

The Imbiza Journal is a publishing platform for creative writing, criticism, academic writing, and intellectual engagement for African thinkers, cultural workers, and activists based in South Africa.

The latest issues, published in December, features short stories by Adaora Raji, Angela Makholwa, Beverley Thomas, David Mann, Duduzile Cynthia Jele, Lidudumalingani, Keletso Mopai, Niq Mhlongo, Sibongile Fisher, Sabata Mpho Mokae, Sandile Memela, Scholastica Moraa, Sifiso Mzobe, Zola Zonwabele Tshayana, and Zukiswa Wanner.

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

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