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African Literature Blogs

1. Books LIVE | Book Reviews

Books LIVE | Book ReviewsJohannesburg, South Africa About Blog South African, African and international books and literature news, as it happens. Web network and news source for southern African writers and publishers.
Frequency 10 posts / year
Blog bookslive.co.za/cat/reviews
Facebook fans 11.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 21.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 59

2. Brittle Paper | An African Literary Blog

Brittle Paper | An African Literary BlogChicago, IL About Blog Welcome to Brittle Paper, your go-to site for African writing and literary culture. We bring you all the latest news and juicy updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle.
Frequency 1 post / day
Since Aug 2010
Blog brittlepaper.com
Facebook fans 7.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 16.6K ⋅ Instagram Followers 4.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 249 ⋅ Domain Authority 52

3. All Africa | Books

All Africa | BooksAfrica About Blog AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 700 news and information items daily from over 140 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.
Frequency 7 posts / week
Blog allafrica.com/books
Facebook fans 279.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 383.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 84

4. KZN Literary Tourism

KZN Literary TourismDurban, South Africa About Blog Through KZN Literary Tourism we aim to provide an invaluable resource for those interested in the relatively new field of Literary Tourism as well as provide information on the work we are currently doing from our base in Durban, South Africa. KZN Literary Tourism is a resource for those interested in books.
Frequency 1 post / week
Blog literarytourism.co.za
Facebook fans 644 ⋅ Twitter followers 560 ⋅ Domain Authority 31

5. PEN South Africa

PEN South AfricaSouth Africa About Blog PEN South Africa represents the writers of southern and South Africa. We celebrate literature, defend freedom of expression, and aid writers in prison.
Frequency 30 posts / year
Blog pensouthafrica.co.za
Facebook fans 2.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 4.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 33

6. Africa in Words

Africa in WordsAbout Blog Africa in Words is a blog focusing on cultural production and Africa. We cover books, art, film, history, music, ideas and people and the ways they interact.
Frequency 2 posts / week
Since Oct 2011
Blog africainwords.com
Facebook fans 1.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 6.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 11 ⋅ Domain Authority 46

7. Africa Writes Blog

Africa Writes BlogLondon, England About Blog The Africa Writes festival is an annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora brought to you by The Royal African Society. Africa Writes aims to enhance coverage and discussion about African literature and writers in London - and the UK, by extension.
Frequency 2 posts / quarter
Blog africawrites.org/category/blog
Facebook fans 12.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 7.3K ⋅ Instagram Followers 2.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 13 ⋅ Domain Authority 43

8. African American Literature Book Club Blog

African American Literature Book Club BlogHarlem, New York About Blog AALBC are the largest and most popular website dedicated to African American books and Black literature from around the world. We celebrate Black culture, through books, for readers of all backgrounds to enjoy. Follow this blog to know more about African American Literature Books.
Frequency 1 post / quarter
Since Dec 2004
Also in African American Book Blogs
Blog aalbc.com/blog
Twitter followers 6.8K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 59

9. Naija Stories

Naija StoriesAbout Blog Promoting Nigerian Reading and Writing. Naija Stories is a website set up and committed to promoting Nigerian Fiction. We are a social network for Nigerian writers of all skill levels and readers of both genre novels and literary fiction.
Frequency 30 posts / year
Blog naijastories.com
Facebook fans 1.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.6K ⋅ Domain Authority 42

10. The Chimurenga Chronic

The Chimurenga ChronicAbout Blog Based in Africa, but with a global reach, the Chronic is an ideal platform for institutions, organisations and brands looking to get beyond the borders of nation-states and associate themselves with a cutting-edge pan-African vision.
Frequency 25 posts / quarter
Blog chimurengachronic.co.za
Facebook fans 7.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 545 ⋅ Instagram Followers 3.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 16 ⋅ Domain Authority 49

11. James Murua's Literature Blog

James Murua's Literature BlogNairobi About Blog JamesMurua.com was born on June 2013 to give news and reviews from the African literature scene. We specialize in telling you what work your favourite African writer is up to. That means that you will find news on news books, events like book launches, literary festivals, author profiles and more.
Frequency 14 posts / week
Blog jamesmurua.com
Facebook fans 475 ⋅ Twitter followers 16.1K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 19 ⋅ Domain Authority 32

12. African Writer Magazine

African Writer MagazineNew Jersey, USA About Blog African Writer Magazine is a New Jersey-based monthly celebrating African Literature & Writers.
Frequency 6 posts / month
Blog africanwriter.com
Facebook fans 168 ⋅ Twitter followers 851 ⋅ Social Engagement 4 ⋅ Domain Authority 35

13. WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM

WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHMAbout Blog We are a foremost Nigerian publishing and educational institution. The culture of helping each other grow has become our strength, as we actively promote Nigerian writing, acting as a support base for young Nigerian writers and providing client-customized publishing services at competitive rates.
Frequency 30 posts / year
Blog wrr.ng
Facebook fans 5.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 3.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 24

14. Writers Space Africa

Writers Space AfricaAfrica About Blog Writers Space Africa is an international literary magazine, which features rich diversity of writings from African writers to a global audience.
Frequency 8 posts / quarter
Blog writersspace.net
Facebook fans 3.3K ⋅ Twitter followers 641 ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 12

15. Kinna Reads

Kinna ReadsAccra About Blog I love books, reading, nurturing and developing my appreciation for the art form. I read mostly fiction, both contemporary and classic. I really enjoy world literature. I'm partial to women writers and their works, especially African women writers.
Blog kinnareads.com
Facebook fans 105 ⋅ Twitter followers 8.9K ⋅ Instagram Followers 668 ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 35

16. Bookshy | An Africa book lover

Bookshy | An Africa book loverLondon About Blog I fell in love with African literature, and I've been hooked ever since. Bookshy is my personal labour of love dedicated to African literature. It is a space where I celebrate, promote and recognise contemporary African literature - although sometimes I go back in time to commemorate the greats. It is about the books I love, the books I have read and the books that I am dying to read.
Frequency 14 posts / year
Blog bookshybooks.com
Facebook fans 648 ⋅ Twitter followers 3.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 37

17. South African Bloggers | Book Reviews

South African Bloggers | Book ReviewsSouth Africa About Blog South African Bloggers, also known as We Blog For Love, is national initiative that seeks to support, inspire and involve bloggers across the country. We Blog for Love endeavours to provide networking opportunities, national exposure and key blogging guidelines, to bloggers across South Africa.
Blog weblogforlove.com/category/r..
Facebook fans 6.5K ⋅ Twitter followers 11.9K ⋅ Instagram Followers 3.6K ⋅ Social Engagement 14 ⋅ Domain Authority 32

18. Jalada Africa | A pan-African writers' collective

Jalada Africa | A pan-African writers' collectiveAfrica About Blog Jalada Africa is pan-African writers collective. Our aim is to publish literature by African authors regularly by making it as easy as possible for any member to publish anything or execute any literary project as quickly and effectively as possible.
Frequency 17 posts / year
Blog jaladaafrica.org
Facebook fans 11.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 9.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 35

19. MahoganyBooks | African American Literature Blog

MahoganyBooks | African American Literature BlogWashington, DC About Blog MahoganyBooks is an online bookstore that believes in social entrepreneurship. We take a leadership role in the community promoting African American literature, reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve communities as well as enrich the lives of motivated individuals.
Frequency 3 posts / week
Since Aug 2014
Blog blog.mahoganybooks.com
Facebook fans 5.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 7.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 38

20. Mocha Girls Read | Blog by a group of Black Women

Mocha Girls Read | Blog by a group of Black WomenLos Angeles, CA. About Blog We are a group of Black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women.
Frequency 2 posts / week
Blog mochagirlsread.com
Facebook fans 6.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 5.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 4 ⋅ Domain Authority 35

21. African Literature Association

African Literature AssociationAbout Blog The African Literature Association is an independent non-profit professional society open to scholars, teachers and writers from every country. It exists primarily to facilitate the attempts of a world-wide audience to appreciate the efforts of African writers and artists.
Frequency 2 posts / month
Blog africanlit.org
Facebook fans 4K ⋅ Twitter followers 905 ⋅ Domain Authority 37

22. Africa Book Club | Africa's best books and more

Africa Book Club | Africa's best books and moreAfrica About Blog Africa Book Club is a place to share your interest in African literature with people from all over the world. It features blog postings, news, competitions and giveaways, reviews, and posts about Africa's established and emerging writers.
Frequency 5 posts / year
Blog africabookclub.com
Facebook fans 4.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 3.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 89 ⋅ Domain Authority 38

23. Well-Read Black Girl

Well-Read Black GirlAbout Blog Well-Read Black Girl celebrates the phenomenal Black women on our bookshelves. WRBG provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.
Frequency 2 posts / year
Blog wellreadblackgirl.com
Facebook fans 15.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 53.5K ⋅ Instagram Followers 263.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 47

24. Sooo Many Stories Blog | The Home of Ugandan Literature

Sooo Many Stories Blog | The Home of Ugandan LiteratureKampala, Uganda About Blog This site aims to show you our (Uganda) literature. To remind everyone that we are here, we are writing, we are reading and we have sooo many stories to tell.
Frequency 23 posts / year
Blog somanystories.ug/blog
Facebook fans 3.5K ⋅ Social Engagement 20 ⋅ Domain Authority 23

25. AFREADA

AFREADAAbout Blog AFREADA is an online literary magazine, featuring original short stories from emerging writers across the Continent. A fusion of the two words, Africa and Reader, we live for the well-crafted narratives and effortless reads that speak to our daily realities as Africans at home and abroad.
Frequency 1 post / quarter
Blog afreada.com
Facebook fans 1.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 5.1K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 37 ⋅ Domain Authority 33

26. The African Book Review | Exploring African novels

The African Book Review | Exploring African novelsAbout Blog The African Book Review exists to provide a platform that engages with African arts from a literacy perspective, exploring new, established, and upcoming African writers. We at The African Book Review are excited to watch as more people become acquainted with and intimately connected to African Literature.
Frequency 1 post / quarter
Blog theafricanbookreview.com
Facebook fans 490 ⋅ Twitter followers 326 ⋅ Social Engagement 14 ⋅ Domain Authority 25

27. uHlanga

uHlangaSouth Africa About Blog uHlanga is a small poetry press based in Cape Town, South Africa, committed to publishing new, experimental and classic works of Southern African poetry.
Frequency 2 posts / quarter
Blog uhlangapress.co.za
Facebook fans 1.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 382 ⋅ Social Engagement 12 ⋅ Domain Authority 33

28. Africa Access | Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by Book

Africa Access | Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by BookWashington D.C. Metro Area About Blog Africa Access Review, our online database, contains over annotations and reviews of children's books about Africa published in the U.S. Our reviews are written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies.
Frequency 1 post / quarter
Blog africaaccessreview.org
Facebook fans 637 ⋅ Twitter followers 344 ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 35

29. Syncityng | African Literary Blog

Syncityng | African Literary BlogAbout Blog SynCity NG is an African Literary blog that publishes the best of African Literature; African stories, poetry, etc. At Syncity Ng you get to experience thr best of what African Literature has to offer.
Frequency 26 posts / year
Blog syncityng.com
Facebook fans 28.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 4.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 10.7K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 16

30. The Black Book Review Online | QBR

The Black Book Review Online | QBRAbout Blog QBR is the first national book review exclusively dedicated to books about the African experience. In its pages you will find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's books, health and lifestyle management, writers from Africa and the Caribbean--the whole of the Diaspora, the whole of our experience.
Frequency 10 posts / year
Blog qbrbookreview.com
Twitter followers 830 ⋅ Instagram Followers 745 ⋅ Domain Authority 34

31. PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA MagazineNigeria About Blog Africa's First Christian Arts And Literary Magazine. our vision is to be a platform where the arts and literature would be made available, reaching nations, covering the earth.
Frequency 2 posts / week
Blog parousiamagazine.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 848 ⋅ Twitter followers 328 ⋅ Instagram Followers 145 ⋅ Social Engagement 5 ⋅ Domain Authority 8

32. Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

Stefn Sylvester AnyatonwuNigeria About Blog I am Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu. I write stuff about things and things about stuff. Poetrenuer, Blogger, Author-Graphic/Web Developer, Writing Coach and eBook Publisher.
Frequency 11 posts / quarter
Blog stefnsylvester.com
Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 14

33. Black & Bookish Blog

Black & Bookish BlogLos Angeles, CA About Blog Antoinette wanted to get closer to her history and culture, something that can easily slip away when you use the narrative of your oppressors. Black & Bookish was created to celebrate Black literature throughout the African Diaspora, tell the stories of Black people, and grow a global community behind those efforts.
Frequency 2 posts / week
Since Jan 2016
Blog blackandbookish.com/blog
Facebook fans 452 ⋅ Twitter followers 393 ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 9 ⋅ Domain Authority 19

34. All African Books Blog

All African Books BlogCape Town, South Africa About Blog ll African Books is an independent online bookstore based in South Africa. We celebrate and sell books written by African authors. We are an indie online bookstore in Cape Town for a niche market looking to buy African Literature
Blog allafricanbooks.com/blog
Facebook fans 1.2K ⋅ Twitter followers 941 ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 19

35. Black books blog

Black books blogAbout Blog I will be reviewing all the books I read and also interviewing authors when they have book launches. I am also involved in lots of Blog tours for various Publishers and Independent authors so if you are looking for an honest review of a new book then look no further.
Frequency 2 posts / week
Blog blackbooks2017.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 83 ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 21

36. Poéfrika

PoéfrikaParis, Ile-de-France About Blog A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
Frequency 11 posts / month
Since Jan 2007
Blog poefrika.blogspot.com
Social Engagement 16 ⋅ Domain Authority 28

37. African Book Addict

African Book AddictAccra | Boston About Blog My name is Darkowaa and I am a Ghanaian-American, currently living where my heart feels most at home, Accra, Ghana. African Book Addict was created mid-2014 and its dedicated to celebrating BLACK literature through book reviews, book chats with fellow readers & writers, book hauls and more.
Frequency 1 post / quarter
Since Jun 2014
Blog africanbookaddict.com
Twitter followers 1.6K ⋅ Instagram Followers 3.1K ⋅ Social Engagement 17 ⋅ Domain Authority 33

38. Incessant Scribble | An African Literary Blog

Incessant Scribble | An African Literary BlogAbout Blog An African Literary Blog. Book Reviews | Author Interviews | Short Stories from the continent of Africa.
Frequency 3 posts / year
Also in Literary Blogs
Blog osonduawaraka.blogspot.com
Facebook fans 15.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 77 ⋅ Social Engagement 6 ⋅ Domain Authority 13

39. Wawa Book Review

Wawa Book ReviewAfrica About Blog Wawa Book Review focuses on the outputs of African publishers. We cannot review all books published by African publishers, not even all the important ones. We however will do as much as our generous, volunteer reviewers can manage. Review copies of newly published books are welcome. However, we cannot guarantee that we will review every book we receive.
Frequency 1 post / month
Blog wawabookreview.com
Facebook fans 497 ⋅ Twitter followers 2.9K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Domain Authority 18

40. The Book Club Blog

The Book Club BlogCape town About Blog At The Book Club Blog we read books. Many of them, and we share bookish information.
Frequency 2 posts / year
Since Sep 2009
Blog thebookclubblog.co.za
Facebook fans 359 ⋅ Twitter followers 103 ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 10

41. Playground of Randomness | A lifestyle and book blog

Playground of Randomness | A lifestyle and book blogSunny SA, Durban About Blog My name is Shanice Singh and I,m an English major. I enjoy reading, writing, watching TV and good clothes. I have an unhealthy obsession with books and shopping. I'm from sunny South Africa.
Frequency 4 posts / week
Since Feb 2016
Blog playgroundofrandomness.co.za
Facebook fans 63 ⋅ Twitter followers 591 ⋅ Instagram Followers 282 ⋅ Domain Authority 13

42. African Street Literatures

African Street LiteraturesAbout Blog African Street Literatures is a research project based at Uppsala University on emergent African writing. We are interested in the variety of forms that literature takes in African cities, from spoken word to chapbooks, blogs to street theatre, and all forms of print producing an emergent contemporary African literature. We aim to publish guest blogs on this material by African literary producers and academics in a variety of African languages
Frequency 1 post / month
Blog africanstreetliterature.blog
Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 1

43. Sprinkle storiez

Sprinkle storiezAbout Blog Literature and lifestyle blog by Literary Activist Veralynchinenye.
Frequency 2 posts / year
Since Dec 2017
Blog sprinklestoriez.blogspot.com
Instagram Followers 1.2K ⋅ Social Engagement 26 ⋅ Domain Authority 3

44. Africa Book Link | New African literature, drama & criticism

Africa Book Link | New African literature, drama & criticismAbout Blog The Africa Book Link is a newsletter, primarily announcing new and forthcoming African literature, drama and criticism. Secondly, it announces conferences and highlights the latest articles, interviews and bookreviews related to African literature, drama or criticism.
Frequency 2 posts / quarter
Blog africabooklink.com/book-revi..
Social Engagement 20 ⋅ Domain Authority 18

45. The Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African WritingAbout Blog The Caine Prize for African Writing is a registered charity whose aim is to bring African writing to a wider audience using our annual literary award. In addition to administering the Prize, we work to connect readers with African writers through a series of public events, as well as helping emerging writers in Africa to enter the world of mainstream publishing.
Frequency 1 post / month
Blog caineprize.com/blog
Facebook fans 7.9K ⋅ Twitter followers 12.7K ⋅ Instagram Followers 1.4K ⋅ Social Engagement 55 ⋅ Domain Authority 54

46. Saraba Magazine

Saraba MagazineNigeria About Blog Saraba is a literary magazine focused on the work of new writers in Nigeria and other parts of the African continent. Since 2009, we have published several issues of a magazine, editions of poetry chapbooks, and online-only work.
Frequency 10 posts / year
Blog sarabamag.com
Facebook fans 6.7K ⋅ Twitter followers 7K ⋅ Social Engagement 19 ⋅ Domain Authority 41

47. New Books Nigeria

New Books NigeriaAbout Blog New Book Nigeria is a portal of new creative writing out of Nigeria. We catalogue new books written by Nigerians or set significantly in Nigeria since 2011.
Frequency 4 posts / month
Blog newbooksnigeria.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 1.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 1.3K ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 19

48. The South African Writers' Network

The South African Writers' NetworkAbout Blog The South African Writers' Network serves as a platform from which authors and aspirant writers can explore the wealth of human information on the Internet and contribute to this burgeoning network culture.
Frequency 1 post / year
Blog sawn.co.za/soap-box-blog
Facebook fans 292 ⋅ Social Engagement 1 ⋅ Domain Authority 27

49. Maisha Yetu

Maisha YetuNairobi About Blog This site is run by Nairobi based journalist Joseph Ngunjiri. It focus on the arts in general but has quite a bit of information from the Kenyan publishing industry.
Blog kenyanbooks.wordpress.com
Twitter followers 883 ⋅ Social Engagement 5 ⋅ Domain Authority 11