Derek Workman loves The New Yorker and other like literary publications and magazines and because he could not find any focusing on African content, he decided the Kalahari Review would be a New Yorker by Africans and for Africans. He talks to TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire about the Kalahari Review’s vision and future as a literary digital platform.
In the latest Made in Africa series, Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire turns to online literary platforms to understand the African literary digital landscape.
If someone talks about African genre-publishing and writing and omits Ivor Hartmann, ask them to do their homework and return. Ivor’s StoryTime has always had an eye for genre-fiction, even when he does not necessarily sideline literary fiction. Learn about the growth of the company from the time they published the StoryTime online magazine to publishing sci-fi novellas
As part of the Made in Africa II series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire spoke to Short Story Day Africa founder Rachel Zadok about what informs their strategy for promoting African literature and what that strategy is
You remember that Abubakar Adam Ibrahim’s The Whispering Trees and Chika Unigwe’s NightDancer, two of the writers and books featured in the first part of these series are published by Parrésia? We talk to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Richard Ali about the origins, achievements and prospects of their publishing business
The Storymoja Festival is one of the highlights of the literary year on the continent. Almost all of the most important African and other writers have been guests at the festival. But Storymoja also publishes books. As part of the Made In Africa II series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire spoke to founding member, Muthoni Garland
Modjaji Books is an independent publishing company based in Cape Town, South Africa. They publish the work of southern African women writers. Their books are true to the spirit of Modjaji the rain queen, a powerful female force for good, growth, new life and regeneration.
For the Made in Africa II series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to the company’s founder, Colleen Higgs
The Jalada collective is re-imagining African fiction publishing in interesting ways. Mention any prominent name in contemporary Kenyan writing (in the twenties and thirties age-bracket) and you find them on Jalada’s membership list. For the Made in Africa II series, TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire talks to the collective’s managing editor, Moses Kilolo.
Since its founding, FEMRITE has published 34 titles, and continues to promote Ugandan and African women writing through various activities. We talk to Hilda Twongyeirwe, the current coordinator of the association about their experience