Liberia Literary Magazines

Literary Magazines: Writers Space Africa, Open Country Mag, Pepper Coast Lit, Masobe Quarterly

Writers Space Africa, Open Country Mag, Pepper Coast Lit, and Masobe Quarterly are currently available for your reading pleasure.

Pepper Coast Lit

Pepper Coast Lit

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.

Their first edition which was edited by Korpo M. Selay features contributions from among others Abunic Sherif II, Morwamphaka Sello Huma, Sihle Ntuli, Haruna Abdulmajid, Sunny Eddie Crawford, Ejiro Elizabeth Edward, Fasasi Abdulrosheed Oladipupo, John Chinaka Onyeche, Eniola Abdulrqeeb Arowolo, Damilola Omotoyinbo, Flourish Joshua, Sabah Carrim, Leelah J Clarke, Aloysius Harmon Jr, Ivan Fiske IV, and Sheila Gbollie.

Check it out by clicking here.

Masobe Quarterly

Masobe Quarterly

Masobe Books is a publisher from Nigeria who has been making strides in the African literary space in the last couple of years. In the recent past, some of the writers who have published or books are forthcoming are Efua Traoré, Chimeka Garricks, Bina Idonije, Odafe Atogun, Troy Onyango, Ayodele Olofintuade, Michael Afenfia, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim.

The Lagos-based publisher has a publication they call the Masobe Quarterly which features some of the people who they have published. The first edition has an interview with Efua Traorè the writer of Children of The Quicksands as well as contributions from Masobe authors Bina Idonije and Chiemeka Garricks. There is also a section highlighting the best books of the quarter.

Get information by contacting Masobe Books here.

Writers Space Africa

Writers Space Africa June 22

Writers Space Africa is a monthly literary magazine that features a rich diversity of writings from African writers to a global audience.

The June edition which is the 66th is edited by Comfort Nyati and has contributions by among others Halla Immaculate, Pelekani Lwenje, Seluliwe Masuku, Marcel Aduda, Atlas Booth, Laurent Bwesigye, Kingu Aisha Saidi, Emmanuel G G Yamba, Naveen Pujani, Damilare Popoola, Olabode Oluwabukola, and Ncube Samkeliso.

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Open Country

Open Country Next Generation

Open Country Mag is a multiplatform space for African literature that was founded by Otosirieze Obi-Young and launched on December 26, 2020. The magazine offers journalism and in-depth stories about the institutions and people shaping the African literary scene.

The current edition dubbed The Next Generation: Special Issue” is a ground-breaking in-depth look at some of the most exciting new writing talents from Africa. Some of those featured are      

Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, Troy Onyango, Keletso Mopai, Gbenga Adesina, Gaamangwe Joy Mogami, Nnamdi Ehirim, Cheswayo Mphanza, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Logan February, Nana Nkweti, Ebenezer Agu, Rémy Ngamije, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane & Alma-Nalisha Cele, Tobi Eyinade, and Romeo Oriogun.

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By James Murua

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

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