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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 about 2 posts per week.
Blog bookslive.co.za/cat/reviews
Facebook fans 11,382. Twitter followers 21,344.

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 about 8 posts per week.
Since Aug 2010
Blog brittlepaper.com
Facebook fans 7,390. Twitter followers 16,025.

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 about 7 posts per week.
Blog allafrica.com/books
Facebook fans 279,404. Twitter followers 383,410.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog literarytourism.co.za
Facebook fans 644. Twitter followers 560.

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 about 3 posts per week.
Blog pensouthafrica.co.za
Facebook fans 2,624. Twitter followers 4,271.

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 about 2 posts per week.
Since Oct 2011
Blog africainwords.com
Facebook fans 1,704. Twitter followers 6,762.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog africawrites.org/category/blog
Facebook fans 12,071. Twitter followers 7,152.

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 about 1 post per month.
Since Dec 2004
Also in African American Book Blogs
Blog aalbc.com/blog
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 6,790.

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 about 5 posts per week.
Blog naijastories.com
Facebook fans 1,477. Twitter followers 1,567.

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 about 3 posts per week.
Blog chimurengachronic.co.za
Facebook fans 7,678. Twitter followers 545.

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 about 8 posts per week.
Blog jamesmurua.com
Facebook fans 475. Twitter followers 15,987.

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 about 2 posts per week.
Blog africanwriter.com
Facebook fans 168. Twitter followers 851.

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 about 4 posts per week.
Blog wrr.ng
Facebook fans 5,658. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Blog writersspace.net
Facebook fans 3,349. Twitter followers 641.

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.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Blog kinnareads.com
Facebook fans 105. Twitter followers 8,686.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Blog bookshybooks.com
Facebook fans 648. Twitter followers 3,703.

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.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Blog weblogforlove.com/category/r..
Facebook fans 6,534. Twitter followers 11,947.

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 about 3 posts per month.
Blog jaladaafrica.org
Facebook fans 11,389. Twitter followers 9,247.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Since Aug 2014
Blog blog.mahoganybooks.com
Facebook fans 5,743. Twitter followers 7,294.

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 about 4 posts per week.
Blog mochagirlsread.com
Facebook fans 6,212. Twitter followers 5,697.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog africanlit.org
Facebook fans 4,011. Twitter followers 905.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog africabookclub.com
Facebook fans 4,869. Twitter followers 3,925.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog wellreadblackgirl.com
Facebook fans 15,924. Twitter followers 52,343.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Blog somanystories.ug/blog
Facebook fans 3,529. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 4 posts per month.
Blog afreada.com
Facebook fans 1,098. Twitter followers 4,815.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog theafricanbookreview.com
Facebook fans 490. Twitter followers 326.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog uhlangapress.co.za
Facebook fans 1,246. Twitter followers 382.

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 about 3 posts per month.
Blog africaaccessreview.org
Facebook fans 637. Twitter followers 344.

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 about 3 posts per week.
Blog syncityng.com
Facebook fans 28,898. Twitter followers 4,247.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog qbrbookreview.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 831.

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 about 1 post per week.
Blog parousiamagazine.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 848. Twitter followers 327.

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 about 1 post per week.
Blog stefnsylvester.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Since Jan 2016
Blog blackandbookish.com/blog
Facebook fans 452. Twitter followers 378.

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
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Blog allafricanbooks.com/blog
Facebook fans 1,236. Twitter followers 941.

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 about 3 posts per week.
Blog blackbooks2017.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 83. Twitter followers n/a.

36. Poéfrika

PoéfrikaParis, Ile-de-France About Blog A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
Frequency about 3 posts per week.
Since Jan 2007
Blog poefrika.blogspot.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 1 post per month.
Since Jun 2014
Blog africanbookaddict.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 1,576.

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 about 1 post per month.
Also in Literary Blogs
Blog osonduawaraka.blogspot.com
Facebook fans 15,863. Twitter followers 77.

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 about 1 post per week.
Blog wawabookreview.com
Facebook fans 497. Twitter followers 2,873.

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 about 1 post per month.
Since Sep 2009
Blog thebookclubblog.co.za
Facebook fans 359. Twitter followers 103.

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 about 1 post per week.
Since Feb 2016
Blog playgroundofrandomness.co.za
Facebook fans 63. Twitter followers 591.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Blog africanstreetliterature.blog
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

43. Sprinkle storiez

Sprinkle storiezAbout Blog Literature and lifestyle blog by Literary Activist Veralynchinenye.
Frequency about 3 posts per month.
Since Dec 2017
Blog sprinklestoriez.blogspot.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog africabooklink.com/book-revi..
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers n/a.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog caineprize.com/blog
Facebook fans 7,864. Twitter followers 12,495.

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 about 2 posts per month.
Blog sarabamag.com
Facebook fans 6,731. Twitter followers 6,951.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog newbooksnigeria.wordpress.com
Facebook fans 1,148. Twitter followers 1,305.

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 about 1 post per month.
Blog sawn.co.za/soap-box-blog
Facebook fans 292. Twitter followers n/a.

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.
Frequency about 1 post per month.
Blog kenyanbooks.wordpress.com
Facebook fans n/a. Twitter followers 883.

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