Our List of Top African Literature Blogs and Websites To Visit

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The African Literary industry is on the rise and some blogs and websites have been and are still holding the arts up and making Africa’s literature be seen, heard and known.
In today’s post we shall be listing out our top literary blogs in Africa.

Top Literature Blogs and Websites in Africa

Brittle Paper

Brittle Paper is an ace African literature blog concerned with helping to build a vibrant African Literary Scene.
If creatives needs updates on the scene such as the latest news and updates on publications, authors, events, prizes, and lifestyle, this is definitely your go-to site.
Creatives are also encouraged to submit to have their works featured on the site but I gotta say! This is gonna be a tough one.

The website was founded by Ainehi Edoro

James Murua

James Murua’s literature blog is definitely a household name in the African literary scene, the site is dedicated intentionally towards shedding light on the literary scene and happening of the African continent.

Saraba Magazine

A quarterly literary magazine started by Dami Ajayi and Emmanuel Iduma in November 2009 released as a means to promote and showcase new writers in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
The goal of the magazine is to in their words ‘create unending voices’ across the writers and artists in Nigeria and Africa.

ArtHut

Yes! We too.

Our main aim is to help develop arts and use if for social impact across the African continent.
We publish works of arts and literature based papers all pertaining to the development and positive use of arts within the nation and beyond.
Poems, stories, event spoken word poems can get published on our website.
We however, only publish once a week – but since you’re reading this, don’t you think getting published on a platform as cool ours might be that leap your literary or arts career?

Writers Space Africa

Founded by Anthony Onugba who is also the President in 2017
WSA as commonly known is an international literary magazine, which features rich diversity of writings from African writers to a global audience. With the tagline ‘Empowering African Writers’, I would say their doing pretty well with their jobs as the platform has grown to become one of Africa’s most widely read magazine.

Tushstories

Also at the pinnacle of our list of top literary blogs in Nigeria is Tushstories, founded in 2017 by Andikan Aniekan in Nigeria
The blog has developed over the years into a large platform for creatives in Africa to share their works and to make it more interesting, they created a means for creatives to earn from their works.
Lovers of great works are chanced to subscribe to their favorite artist’s contents and these content creators are able to earn from their form the website in a monthly subscription system, something many African artists especially literary artists have been yearning over the years for.
The mission of the Tushstories team is to make sharing of literary contents easy as well as profitable.

KZN Literary Tourism

This is a Durban, South African based website that is interested in providing interested literates with resources in the field of literary tourism.
Literary Tourism is tourism that deals with places and events from fictional texts as well as the lives of their authors

African Writer

One of the oldest magazines aimed at sharing African literary works. The African Writer Magazine was launched by Mr. Sola Osofisan in 2004 and is a New Jersey-based monthly magazine for African Literature & Writers.

Africanwriter.com welcomes contributions from African writers home and abroad. Do you dare to get your work featured there?

Pen South-Africa

Searching for a blog that celebrates the art of literature and has been doing so over the years?
Well this is the blog to go.
Pen South Africa has been in existence for over a century now, it is part of Pen International; a worldwide, politically non-aligned organisation of writers, PEN International is dedicated to promoting freedom of expression, and encouraging the growth and strengthening of literature

African American Literature Book Club

AALBC.com is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Founded by Troy D. Johnson in 1997 and based in New York, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.
The mission of the website is to promote literature and literary nonfiction from all over the world to readers of all backgrounds as well as serve as a resource and platform for aspiring and established writers.
Keep your eyes glued to this.

BoardSpeck

BoardSpeck is a platform that enables web-users share their ideas on the site. Various contents can be published ranging from poems, stories, articles or educational researches. Users are allowed to make critiques on works, also there is a library asset on the website which allows even GUEST SITE USERS to save articles on contents they’d love to read later in the nearest future.

Quill Kastle

Launched by in 2019, QuillKastle is a fairly new blog in the industry.
QuillKastle permits the publication of stories, comments, interviews, essays, poems, travelogues, images, reviews and news on the website and there are numerous incentives for top contributors on the site e.g. a customized T-Shirt and so on, which embellishes the site much ore.

Poemify

This blog based in Nigeria aims to give young writers a space in the literary world to showcase their creativity, to inspire young writers to strive for excellence using their talents and skills, and also to impact lives, initiate positive change in the African continent and also entertain.

Word Rhymes and Rhythm

Owned by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, Word Rhymes and Rhythm is one of the top publishing institutions in Nigeria.
On the website wrr.ng, do feature writing and poems from creatives on their website frequently and promote these works accordingly.
The organization has contributed to some of most compelling opportunities for African creatives e.g Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, Green Author Prize, Briggette Poirson Poetry Contest and so many more all aimed towards shedding more light on African literature.

Aceworld Magazine

Based in Ibadan, Nigeria
The blog makes updates on the creative space in Nigeria and Africa on the current happenings in the literary world.
Frequently the blog is opened up for submissions.
Also, the blog runs a publishing aspect that is affordable for those interested in publishing their words in digital formats.

CFWriterz

Creative Freelance Writerz is a literary blog that publishes and promote stories, poems, articles and ebooks written by African authors as well as help them with an online porfolio.

Africa In Words

Africa in Words is an amazing websites aimed at covers african books, art, film, history, music, theatre, ideas and people and the ways they interact, through their publication and circulation, within societies, economies and space.
The team is a collective space made up of regular authors and guest contributors – this means, writers can contribute too.

CoolVal

This is a forum-like blog for storytellers , lovers and readers alike to share their ideas, unlike most other literary blogs in the nation, It is a social network of readers and story tellers sharing their views on various topics. You can find the raunchy and dirty tales in here, the romantic tales, the sarcastic stories, the poetry gang, the article writers and a whole myriad of almost everything in the creative space.

Literature – Nairaland

The largest forum in the continent as well as third in the world, Nairaland is not literary site per-se but a home for any and everything that pertains to Nigeria and Africa and since Literature is a part of that, the moderators/administrators of the forum had been so kind to create a platform for literary artist to share their works and when done well, can actually lead to success in one’s literary career.

Naija Stories

This blog was founded in 2014 by some schoolmates in Nigeria who had the passion to bring African and Nigerian Literature closer to the people and this dream was what initiated the birth of NaijaStories – though the platform has gotten less appeal to its audience due to the lateness of admins towards approving posts among other things, it’s still a go-to area for poetry made by indigenes.
Its main aim was towards promoting Nigerian reading and writing.

Creative Writing News

This blog managed by Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam is educational resource facility for writers and creatives in Nigeria and the African continent as a whole, they make updates casually on the latest happenings in the literature and writing world even are a go-to area for updates on the latest call for submissions in the creative sphere.

Naija Poetry

As the name implies, the blog is aimed at aiding poets get published without much hassle.
I really enjoyed this site for the community it has, responsive and constructive.

Emperorblog.com.ng

This is another amazing story telling blog that also allows submissions of poetry, the site is updated daily and is filled with different sorts of creative contents as well as from Mr. Emperor, the site owner.
This platform is great for exposure of writers and education for readers.
Sometimes ago

Africa Writes

A great website that showcases established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend.
The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, family workshops, and other activities.

Zen Pens

This site blazingly tags itself the Best Short Story Blog in Nigeria and assuredly is not sitting on its oars as it’s spreading the wings to whence they can reach next.
If you have an idea of what ‘zen’ is, then I think you just need to click that link and read from them already!

The aim of the site is to provide the readers with the BEST OF STORIES, POEMS AND WONDERFUL ARTICLE and they really do produce amazing contents when it comes to their poems, stories, as well as articles.
Also they made updates on writing competitions as well as call for submissions that might help budding creatives get their space in a page someday.

EbonyStory

If you’re the story loving type, the kind that gets totally taken away by smart words, dialogues, moods and elucidation or you love reading romantic, heartbreaking or any other sorts of stories, Ebonystory is the place to go.
It is one of the most visited literature blogs in Nigeria.

Individual creators are allowed on this site to sign up for accounts and are upload their own contents which will appear only when deemed fit for publication.

WuraStories.com.ng

Wurastories vision is to build a force of writers who would use their literary prowess to shape the world, how cool is that?
This literature website is a heavily based community of creative writer especially poets and story tellers and after going through some of the most recent posts on the site, they really are trying to shape the world through their arts.
Hey! That’s us too, you know.

WordUp411

The managers of this website are responsible for the Largest Poetry Slam in Nigeria and probably also the largest in Africa paying as high as N500,000 to wining contestants.

The blog makes updates on the literary happening, events and even accepts submission from both budding and build poet.
Check out their Poetreel, a website that allows spoken word poets to upload their works for the enjoyment of fans in the spoken word sphere as well as educational posts (audio formats) for the literarattis and even entrepreneurs as I’ve seen

Note: I really don’t know why King Olulu and the team decided to make the website URL such a hard thing to remember for us though.


If there are other prominent African literary blogs, kindly leave them in the comments.

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