70 Best African Literature Blogs & Websites

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Here are 70 Best African Literature Blogs you should follow in 2023

1. Brittle Paper | An African Literary Blog

Brittle Paper | An African Literary Blog Chicago, Illinois, US
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.
26.9K 31K 5.5K 3 posts / day Aug 2010 Get Email Contact

2. All Africa | Books

All Africa | Books South Africa
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.
272.2K 474.7K 9 posts / month Get Email Contact

3. Africa in Words

Africa in Words 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.
2.1K 9.3K 189 1 post / week Oct 2011 Get Email Contact

4. The Chimurenga Chronic

The Chimurenga Chronic 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.
9.1K 491 4.1K 5 posts / month Get Email Contact

5. ACEworld Publishers

ACEworld Publishers Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Your No. 1 page for latest opportunity, education and literary news.
1.6K 522 9 posts / day Get Email Contact

6. Open Country Mag

Open Country Mag Africa
Open Country Mag is a multiplatform space for African literature. We exist to record literary culture in Africa; to make the deep archives of literary resources, data, and history available for use anywhere, from general reading to academia; and, crucially, to be a ladder for the next generation of African writers, thinkers, literary journalists, and curators, to provide necessary tools in their development.
2.7K 4 posts / month Get Email Contact

7. PEN South Africa

PEN South Africa South Africa
PEN South Africa represents the writers of southern and South Africa. We celebrate literature, defend freedom of expression, and aid writers in prison.
2.7K 5.5K 1 post / month Get Email Contact

8. Arts Lounge

Arts Lounge Nigeria
Covers articles on promoting literature from Africa and the Diaspora. Arts Lounge believes Literature is a tool for radical, positive change in society, and in the fight against stereotypes; therein lies our dedication and drive.
3.6K 1 post / month Get Email Contact

9. James Murua's Literature Blog

James Murua's Literature Blog Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya
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.
2 19K 1.7K 5 posts / week Get Email Contact

10. African Writer Magazine

African Writer Magazine New Jersey, US
African Writer Magazine is a New Jersey-based monthly celebrating African Literature & Writers.
179 5 posts / week Get Email Contact

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

Mocha Girls Read | Blog by a group of Black Women Los Angeles, California, US
We are a group of Black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like minded women.
7K 7.5K 3.1K 3 posts / day Get Email Contact

12. Writers Space Africa

Writers Space Africa South Africa
Writers Space Africa is an international literary magazine, which features rich diversity of writings from African writers to a global audience.
2.6K 2.6K 9 posts / week Get Email Contact

13. African Literature Association

African Literature Association 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.
5.2K 2K 1 post / week Get Email Contact


WORDS RHYMES & RHYTHM 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.
6.5K 3.4K 1 post / week Get Email Contact

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

Africa Access | Expanding Perspectives on Africa Book by Book Washington, District of Columbia, US
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.
727 353 2 posts / month Get Email Contact

16. Kinna Reads

Kinna Reads Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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.
105 9.5K 668 Get Email Contact

17. African Book Addict

African Book Addict Boston, Massachusetts, US
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.
Also in African American Book Blogs
2.1K 3.4K 1 post / month Jun 2014 Get Email Contact

18. Playground of Randomness | A lifestyle and book blog

Playground of Randomness | A lifestyle and book blog Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
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.
75 586 290 2 posts / month Feb 2016 Get Email Contact

19. PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Nigeria
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.
1.7K 427 163 9 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

20. uHlanga

uHlanga South Africa
uHlanga focuses on publishing single-author collections. We also publish a small number of edited anthologies and chapbooks. uHlanga was founded in 2014 as a magazine of poetry from KwaZulu-Natal. Our books have won most major South African and African poetry awards, including three Ingrid Jonker Prizes for Poetry in English, and more.
Also in Black Poetry Blogs
1.5K 503 715 1 post / month Get Email Contact

21. The Afro Reader

The Afro Reader Our goal is to bridge the gap between literature books and those using digital media while working with the Sustainable Development Goals in mind.
339 483 1 post / month Get Email Contact

22. Black books blog

Black books 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.
104 2 posts / week Get Email Contact

23. Librettong

Librettong Nigeria
LIBRETTO is a publishing company, bookstore & and Africa's finest online magazine of arts and publishing that aims to publish the works of new/emerged and established writers and artists and all kinds of literary electronic publication and distribution of EBook across Africa and the world at large. We aim to publish fine and qualified works considering race and themes. We so much believe that literature and arts should be celebrated for their aesthetics. We want to inform, educate, exposing morals and ideals. We also define new voices as those with qualities, new themes, styles, and forms.
1K 836 10 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

24. All African Books Blog

All African Books Blog Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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
1.9K 984 2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

25. Reluctant Memsahib

Reluctant Memsahib A literary blog by an Africa-based journalist. The diary of wife, mother, and failed domestic goddess in Africa.
4 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

26. The African Book Review | Exploring African novels

The African Book Review | Exploring African novels 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.
480 332 1 post / month Get Email Contact

27. EBOquills

EBOquills Nigeria
EBOquills is a literary platform, which aside from promoting African Literature, seeks to be a clinic for creatives and a spa for stressed and distressed artists. We want to take hundreds of writers from the shadows and place them in the spotlight. Because we know that writing is a sojourn on a long lonely lane and it is difficult to stay sane with overdoses of silence and solitude. This is why we want to walk willing writers down this lane, offer pieces of advice, churn out writing prompts, and simply be a reliable support system.
2.2K 196 2 posts / week Get Email Contact


A warm welcome to TheLeoNation, a land of non-fictional chronicles, debacles and anecdotes on life as an African literate, the ups and downs, common and rare, are shared here.
516 15 posts / year Get Email Contact

29. Afrinotes

Afrinotes Afrinotes publishes book reviews, critical essays, summaries and analyses of African literary works. Our aim is to make reference materials on African literary works and other educational materials available to both students and researchers who are curious to know more about the African world.
530 2 1 post / quarter Get Email Contact

30. African Street Literatures Blog

African Street Literatures 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
1 post / month Get Email Contact

31. Well-Read Black Girl

Well-Read Black Girl 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.
41.8K 68.6K 290.8K Get Email Contact

32. Naija Stories

Naija Stories 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.
1.2K 1.5K 6 posts / year Get Email Contact

33. Books LIVE | Book Reviews

Books LIVE | Book Reviews Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
South African, African and international books and literature news, as it happens. Web network and news source for southern African writers and publishers.
11.4K 22.2K Get Email Contact

34. Saraba Magazine

Saraba Magazine Nigeria
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.
6.6K 7.5K Get Email Contact

35. African American Literature Book Club Blog

African American Literature Book Club Blog Harlem, Georgia, US
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.
7.2K 1.5K Dec 2004 Get Email Contact

36. The Caine Prize for African Writing

The Caine Prize for African Writing 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.
10K 18.9K 1.5K Get Email Contact

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

Africa Book Club | Africa's best books and more South Africa
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.
5.2K 3.8K Get Email Contact

38. Bookshy | An Africa book lover

Bookshy | An Africa book lover London, England, UK
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.
643 4K Get Email Contact


AFREADA 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.
1.6K 12.1K 1.9K Get Email Contact

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

Jalada Africa | A pan-African writers' collective South Africa
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.
11.3K 11.5K 4 posts / year Get Email Contact

41. KZN Literary Tourism

KZN Literary Tourism Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
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.
669 545 Get Email Contact

42. MahoganyBooks | African American Literature Blog

MahoganyBooks | African American Literature Blog Washington, District of Columbia, US
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.
16.3K 15.2K 22 posts / year Aug 2014 Get Email Contact

43. Africa Writes Blog

Africa Writes Blog London, England, UK
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.
13.7K 10.2K 2.6K Get Email Contact

44. Syncityng | African Literary Blog

Syncityng | African Literary 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.
24K 9K 10.9K Get Email Contact

45. The Book Club Blog

The Book Club Blog Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
At The Book Club Blog we read books. Many of them, and we share bookish information.
359 111 Sep 2009 Get Email Contact

46. The Black Book Review Online | QBR

The Black Book Review Online | QBR 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.
845 782 Get Email Contact

47. Wawa Book Review

Wawa Book Review South Africa
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.
529 4K Get Email Contact

48. New Books Nigeria

New Books Nigeria 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.
2.2K 1.3K Get Email Contact

49. Maisha Yetu

Maisha Yetu Nairobi
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.
912 Get Email Contact

50. Poéfrika

Poéfrika Paris, Ile-de-France, France
A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
Jan 2007 Get Email Contact

51. Incessant Scribble | An African Literary Blog

Incessant Scribble | An African Literary Blog Harlingen, Texas, US
An African Literary Blog. Book Reviews | Author Interviews | Short Stories from the continent of Africa.
Also in Literary Blogs
15.9K 72 Get Email Contact

52. The Namse Chronicles

The Namse Chronicles Kaduna, Nigeria
Namse's perspectives on love, socio-cultural issues and life in general.
2.6K 2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact

53. Loudink | The Best of Africa, Home of Art, Culture and Inspiration

Loudink | The Best of Africa, Home of Art, Culture and Inspiration Zambia
Loudink.net is a knowledge, entertainment poetic site full of Art, Culture and Inspiration. Artists can share their passion, honor feelings, provoke thought.
2.4K 3.3K 15 posts / year Get Email Contact

54. Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu

Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu Nigeria
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.
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55. Sooo Many Stories Blog | The Home of Ugandan Literature

Sooo Many Stories Blog | The Home of Ugandan Literature Kampala, Uganda
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.
3.8K Get Email Contact

56. The South African Writers' Network

The South African Writers' Network 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.
296 Get Email Contact

57. Black & Bookish Blog

Black & Bookish Blog Los Angeles, California, US
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.
452 549 1.3K 1 post / year Jan 2016 Get Email Contact

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

Africa Book Link | New African literature, drama & criticism 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.
2 posts / year Get Email Contact

59. Nigerian Stories

Nigerian Stories Enugu, Nigeria
Angelica Uwaezuoke, a medical student at the University of Nigeria, is an astute writer, a conversationalist and a serial entrepreneur. She mentors many young writers and heads several editorial boards. A great blog for exciting short Nigerian fiction that leaves you wanting for more.
4.2K Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

60. Bronze Empire

Bronze Empire Bronze Empire is an amazing blog where you can read awesome stories, poems, comics and novels.
485 Get Email Contact

61. Sprinkle storiez

Sprinkle storiez Literature and lifestyle blog by Literary Activist Veralynchinenye.
1.3K Dec 2017 Get Email Contact

62. AmashiWii Journal

AmashiWii Journal Echoing new voices in Arts and Literature. The main objective of AmashiWii Journal is to create a platform for rising bards and creatives in Africa and the world at large. We seek to uplift the culture of literature, and reading and other Arts, especially in Africa where we've got so many stories to tell.
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63. Daher Publications

Daher Publications This website was designed to help readers such as yourself to familiarize with my work and get to be up to date about my future projects.
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64. Literary Intelligence

 Literary Intelligence Lagos, Ogun State, Nigeria
Literary Intelligence is an African literary blog, established with the aim of spreading African artful works everywhere, amidst propelling a channel for African writers and poets to be better in their craft.
3 posts / year Feb 2020 Get Email Contact

African Literature Bloggers

Top Authors, Journalists, and Publishers covering African Literature. Get Spreadsheet.
Blogger Name Email Blog Link Total Blog Posts
Othuke Veno aceworldpub.com.ng 2393
James Murua jamesmurua.com 426
Sam Oluwarantimi aceworldpub.com.ng 413
Submissions Editor brittlepaper.com 228
Writers Space Africa writersspace.net 217
Chukwuebuka Ibeh brittlepaper.com 208
Mocha Girl Alysia mochagirlsread.com 206
Silas Bamigbola aceworldpub.com.ng 188
ACEworld Publishers aceworldpub.com.ng 107
Alesia Alexander brittlepaper.com 107
artslounge artsloungenyc.com 93
Brittle Paper brittlepaper.com 87
Ainehi Edoro brittlepaper.com 56
Chimurenga chimurengachronic.co.za 49
ShaniceSingh playgroundofrandomness.co.za 48
Eboquills eboquills.com 43
Parousia Magazine parousiamagazine.wordpress.com 37
Emmanuel Esomnofu opencountrymag.com 36
Africa in Words africainwords.com 26
Paula Willie-Okafor opencountrymag.com 26
MahoganyBooks blog.mahoganybooks.com 24
PEN South Africa pensouthafrica.co.za 23
Dan Lenington africanlit.org 21
Mwape15 loudink.net 21
Otosirieze Obi-Young opencountrymag.com 20
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