Monday, July 22, 2024

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Naza Amaeze Okoli

Editor

Naza Amaeze Okoli, PhD, is Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Mississippi in 2022, and was most recently a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Literature, Media and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is co-editor of Footmarks: Poems on One Hundred Years of Nigeria’s Nationhood.
Twitter/X: @nazaokoli

Abenea Ndago

Associate & Contributing Editor

Abenea Ndago, PhD, is a Kenyan writer/scholar.

Wesley Macheso

Associate Editor

Wesley Macheso, PhD, is a Malawian writer. He teaches literature at the University of Malawi to survive and he writes to live. His short story “This Land is Mine” is published in Water: new short story fiction from Africa (2016) by Short Story Day Africa. He won the 2015 Peer Gynt Literary Award in Malawi for his children’s book Akuzike and the Gods (2017). Some of his poems are anthologised in Wreaths for a Wayfarer (2020). His work can be read online on African Writer, Brittle Paper, Storymoja, The Kalahari Review, and Agbowo magazines. He edits for www.africanwriter.com and www.africainwords.com

Tolu Akinwole

Associate Editor

Tolulope “Tolu” Akinwole, PhD, is Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he teaches African literatures and cultures. He curates DiaCrtique, a series of interventions in African and African diaspora literatures and cultures. His writings have been published by Kalahari Review, Africainwords and other literary outlets. He is co-editor of the poetry anthology, Our Legacy of Madness.

Abigail George

Contributing Editor

Abigail George, South African Abigail George is a blogger, essayist, short story writer, screenwriter, novelist, and poet. She briefly studied film in Johannesburg. She has two film projects in development and is the recipient of two grants from the National Arts Council, one from the Centre for the Book and another from ECPACC. Her publishers are Tendai Rinos Mwanaka (Zimbabwe, Mwanaka Media and Publishing or Mmap), Xavier Hennekinne (Australia/New Zealand, Gazebo Books), and Thanos Kalamidas (Finland, Ovi). Her literary representative is Morten Rand. She is a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net nominated, and European Union Poetry Prize longlisted poet. Her poem “The Accident” was Identity Theory's Editor's Choice for Spring. Ink Sweat and Tears chose her poem “When light poured into me at the swimming pool” as a September Pick of the Month, and she recently made the shortlist of the Writing Ukraine Prize 2023. She is a poet/writer who believes in the transformative, restorative and healing powers of words. Her latest book is Letter To Petya Dubarova (Australia/New Zealand, Gazebo Books). Young Galaxies (a poetry book) was released in 2023 from Mmap and a memoir When Bad Mothers Happen is forthcoming. “Clarissa, Hector and Septimus Redefined” was recently published by Novelty Fiction in Kindle format.

E.E. Sule

Advisory Board Member

E.E. Sule is the pen-name for Dr. Sule E. Egya. He teaches Creative Writing, African Literature and Modern Literary Theory in the Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Abuja, Abuja FCT, Nigeria. He is the author of Impotent Heavens (a collection of short stories); Dream and Shame (short stories); Naked Sun (a volume of poetry); Knifing Tongues (poetry); The Writings of Zaynab Alkali (a critical book, co-authored with Umelo Ojinmah); In Their Voices and Visions: Conversations with New Nigerian Writers (a book of interviews), and What the Sea Told Me (poetry). His poems, short stories, literary and scholarly essays have appeared in journals, e-journals, anthologies and literary magazines in Nigeria, the USA, Germany, Spain, India, the UK, Senegal, etc. He has read his works to audiences both in Nigeria and abroad. In 2007, he had a nine-month writing residency in Senegal where he worked under the mentorship of the world class Ghanaian writer Ayi Kwei Armah. His maiden novel, Sterile Sky, won the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize (Africa Region).

Sanya Osha

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Sanya Osha is a philosopher, novelist and poet. In 1992, his work, eventually published as Dust, Spittle and Wind (2011), was joint-winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors’ prize for prose. His other novels are Naked Light and the Blind Eye (2010) and An Underground Colony of Summer Bees (2012), a novel about a drug subculture set in Durban, South Africa. He has also published a book of poetry, A Troubadour’s Thread (2013). Postethnophilosophy, his work of philosophy, received honorable mention in 2013 from the New York Association of African Studies (NYASA). He lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.

Sola Osofisan

Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief

Sola Osofisan is a writer, screenwriter and filmmaker, his movies include 'Unbreakable' (2018, Screenwriter, Co-Producer), 'Over Her Dead Body' (2022, Screenwriter, Producer, Director), 'Midnight in Shangisha' (2024, Screenwriter, Producer, co-Director). His award-winning radio play, OLD LETTERS, was produced and broadcast by the BBC. A three-time winner of the Association of Nigerian Authors national awards (prose and poetry), he is the author of The Simple Joys of her Final Days (creative Chronicles), DarkVisions (Malthouse), Darksongs, The Living & the Dead (Heinemann) and Blood Will Call.