30 Best African Literature Podcasts

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African Literature Podcasts

Here are 30 Best African Literature Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. New Books in African Studies

New Books in African Studies US
Interviews with Scholars of Africa about their New Books. New Books in African Studies is an author-interview podcast channel showcasing new books in the field of African and Africana Studies. The channel has a back catalog of over 100 podcast episodes.
Also in Africa Podcasts
Play 1.4K 950 2 episodes / week Avg Length 66 min Get Email Contact

2. The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience-honoring all the people, past and present, black and white-who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship, and artifact.
Also in American History Podcasts, African American Book Podcasts, Literature History Podcasts
Play 3.9K 24 episodes / year Avg Length 50 min Nov 2012 Get Email Contact

3. Black Canon

Black Canon Columbus, Ohio, US
Black Canon, like a shot across the bow, is a literally show that showcases writers from the African diaspora, the beauty, and pain in their work, their struggles, in a tentative to bring African literature back to America and restore a glory lost due to centuries of migrations.
Play 7 2 episodes / month Avg Length 28 min Sep 2019 Get Email Contact

4. Poemify Podcast

Poemify Podcast Aba, Abia, Nigeria
Poemify is redefining African literature with everything poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, creative rants, letters, and opinions.
Play 3.7K 1.3K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 2 min Dec 2019 Get Email Contact

5. Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads

Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. Featuring Black artists who love to read and write and engage in arts and culture.
Also in Black Podcasts
Play 191 654 3 episodes / quarter Avg Length 42 min Oct 2015 Get Email Contact

6. African Theological Scholarship

African Theological Scholarship UK
A podcast exploring issues in the field of African Christianity and African Theology both on the continent of Africa and in the diaspora. The Podcast is hosted by Harvey Kwiyani who teaches theology, missiology, and leadership courses at several places in the US, Europe, and Africa. He is currently based at Liverpool Hope University where he teaches African theology.
Play 627 351 6 episodes / year Avg Length 38 min Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

7. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne

Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne First published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon depicts an insightful journey undertaken by a group of intrepid explorers into the partly uncharted African continent, as they aim to explore its exotic wonders. Apart from concentrating on themes including exploration, loyalty, friendship, determination, and honor, the novel also offers an endearing set of jovial characters and vivid imagery. Furthermore, the novel is the first book in Verne's distinguished Voyages Extraordinaires series.
Play 6.2K 260 Oct 2020 Get Email Contact

8. Nomwe

Nomwe UK
Nomwe is an African podcast where there is story-telling, African literature, TV film reviews, pop culture, relationships, and lifestyle. Nomwe is the Shona word for number 7. The Nomwe podcast hosts Reenie and Mukuka, who are also your cool, fun, bougie, smart new age African Aunties. Mukuka and Reenie will delve into African literature, African culture, pop culture, and more, with the added bit of them being in two different parts of the world - the diaspora aka the UK, and home aka Africa.
Play Dec 2016 Get Email Contact

9. James Murua's Literary Podcast

James Murua's Literary Podcast Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya
I archive the African and Black literary scene. A podcast about books by African and Black writers.
Play 19K 2 episodes / year Avg Length 24 min Mar 2018 Get Email Contact

10. African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown

African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
Play 6.2K 260 Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

11. StoryThatTouchs

StoryThatTouchs Nairobi, Kenya
We discuss African books by the best African Authors. StoryThatTouchs.com is the place to read life-changing books and to connect with Africa on a different level. You are one good book away from a good mood.
Play 34 1 episode / year Avg Length 15 min Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

12. Arts Africa

Arts Africa Greater Accra, Ghana
Arts Africa covers everything from literature to performing and visual arts, across the length and breadth of Global Africa. We talk to Africa's finest creatives as well as emerging new talent from poets, writers, painters, actors, comedians, architects, creatives galore!
Play 39.5K 282 7 episodes / year Avg Length 87 min Jul 2020 Get Email Contact

13. The stories we tell

The stories we tell A conversation series for African writers to share the stories they have encountered on their individual writing journeys.
Play Jun 2020 Get Email Contact

14. Rants and Words (RaW)

Rants and Words (RaW) Rants and Words(RaW) will basically encompass any topic that I get inspired to talk on, from literature(mainly academic reviews of African texts) to issues around family life, gender-related issues, religion, general and contemporary lifestyle issues. I'm really just here to have fun ('unserious' =Rants, and 'serious'= Words).'Welcome' to my space!!!!!
Play 3 episodes / year Avg Length 16 min Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

15. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanizing slavery of the Americas.
Play 6.2K 260 Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

16. Titon Speaks

Titon Speaks Hamburg, Germany
Another podcast by an African literature lover who shares her popular and unpopular opinions about those African literature stories and books that you might love or hate.
Play 186 1 episode / year Avg Length 23 min Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

17. Culture Road

Culture Road Culture Road is a new podcast of analysis and commentary of culture and ecology. Your host, George Joshua Orwel is a philosopher and college lecturer in New York. Born in Kenya, he has worked as a journalist for more than two decades across three continents. Orwel teaches creative expression courses, including African art, literature, and history, and he serves as a trustee of the Museum of African Culture, Art, and History in Brooklyn, NY.
Play 3 episodes / year Avg Length 51 min Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

18. Black Authors Network Talk Show

Black Authors Network Talk Show Maryland, US
The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures.
Play 21.8K Jan 2009 Get Email Contact

19. Positively African

Positively African Nairobi, Nairobi City, Kenya
We create content and curate events that celebrate African stories and heritage. Using different mediums, from audio stories to theatre productions, we work with writers, storytellers, actors, publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, sound designers, and musicians from across the continent on a range of projects with long-lasting social impact in the literary and performance space.
Play 2.4K 417 Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

20. The Nook Podcast

The Nook Podcast The Nook Podcast is a podcast about books. It covers discussions on books as discussed by The Nook Bookclub held monthly. Conversations about books and the beauty they hold. The place of African literature among other bookish topics.
Play Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

21. In Conversation with Afrika Eye

In Conversation with Afrika Eye Bristol, England, UK
Afrika Eye's Esther Afikiruweh and Annie Menter are using this space to talk all things culture-wise in African and the Diaspora. They will be chatting with creatives about film, music, literature as well as signposting listeners to interesting upcoming events! Watch this space.
Play 2.3K 2.6K Nov 2020 Get Email Contact

22. The Other Friends Podcast

The Other Friends Podcast The Other Friends Podcast asks the question, where are all the young, vibrant African writers and poets contributing to the global conversation on Nigerian poetry. We try to answer that question by speaking with young Nigerian poets, writers, journalists, and essayists about the present and future of literature on the continent, their personal experiences, and their work.
Play 136.5K Oct 2019 Get Email Contact

23. The Nami Podcast

The Nami Podcast Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
The Nami Podcast is an anthology podcast of lightly dramatized stories and poetry by West African writers. At TNP our goal is to promote the works of writers and different voice talents. We also seek to bridge the cultural gap between the oral narration of stories and writing. It is our wish that listeners will find it a suitable channel for enjoyable original African content. We do not specify on genre or theme. We focus mainly on the content that has to do with the African story, in whatever form the African writer perceives that to be.
Play 359 Apr 2020 Get Email Contact

24. Turning Pages Podcast

Turning Pages Podcast Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Turning Pages with Vuvu Vena is a bookish podcast focused mainly on South African, African, and African Diaspora literature, and authors. On here you can expect reviews, bookish discussions, and interviews.
Play 6.8K 775 2 episodes / year Avg Length 24 min Mar 2020 Get Email Contact

25. Cruise With Diray

Cruise With Diray If you're looking to be hooked on every word and be kept on the edge looking forward to the words you're about to hear next. You've definitely come to the right place. Cruise with Diray is a podcast that talks and discusses real-life situations, movies, African music, African literature and so much more. Stay tuned.
Play 3 episodes / year Avg Length 20 min May 2020 Get Email Contact

26. The Sankofa Book Club

The Sankofa Book Club UK
The Sankofa Book Club is a digital book club with a focus on African Literature. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this podcast we aim to encourage discussion around African literature, African history, and African culture.
Play 360 878 Oct 2016 Get Email Contact

27. Afrophilia

Afrophilia South Africa
Afrophilia means to love Africa and people of African descent. Afrophilia Mag is an upbeat digimag exploring all there is to love about Africa. From film to literature, fine art, entertainment, style, travel, and climate action. Tune in to hear from Africa in ways that haven't been heard before.
Play 164 108 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 8 min Aug 2020 Get Email Contact

28. The Osaro Theory Podcast

The Osaro Theory Podcast Efosa Osaro is an African writer and the author of The Osaro Theory. The Osaro Theory Podcast gives you exclusive access into the mind of the author, discusses subjects like psychology, philosophy, history, and the challenges that are hindering African development.
Play Apr 2020 Get Email Contact

29. African Culture Matters Podcast

African Culture Matters Podcast An introspective discussion of Africa's challenges based on the new book, African Culture Matters: How to transform a continent by changing mindsets. The author John Samwani leads the discussion on how a continent this blessed continues to harrassed by poverty, hunger, diseases and corruption. The premise of the book is that we should look closer home for the African solution. Maybe we are the Problem and also the Solution.
Play 962 May 2020 Get Email Contact

30. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing UK
The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.
Play 10K 18.9K Jul 2020 Get Email Contact