About Us


African Writer Magazine is a New Jersey-based monthly publication that celebrates established and emerging African writers, literature and ideas. For almost two decades, we have laid out a conspicuous platform exhibiting the best of contributions from African Writers worldwide. It is powered wholly by volunteers.

The Journey
We’ve been here a while. The actual journey started in 2001 as the Writers Write section of another website, Nigeriansinamerica.com. But the section quickly assumed a life of its own and after a couple of years (2003-2004), we moved all the literary content to this dedicated domain, Africanwriter.com. Here we are today, so many years later, still as welcoming of adventurous writing as we ever were, and still featuring works by emerging as well as established African writers and critics. We had a ringside seat as advances in telecommunications and information technology democratised web access across the African continent, and we are proud to say that some of the biggest names in modern African literature today were published here long before they found stardom and became household names.

The writers here, scattered across the globe – from Nigeria to the ivory towers of Frankfurt – remain united by their African root and hopes and the unyielding umbilical cord of their creativity. Africanwriter.com welcomes contributions exclusively from/about African writers (and writing) at home and abroad. Dare to add your voice to the gathering thunder…

To get a feel of the kind of materials we publish, please read through the entries posted here in the different categories. The Submissions page has additional information. If you are confident that you can write as well as the writers we have published, or you believe your voice is unique enough to command attention, please contact us via write (at) africanwriter.com


Sola Osofisan (Founder and editor-in-chief)
Masthead and Advisory Board


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