Kushinga Kambarami is a husband, father, reader, TV watcher, foodie, and bedroom guitarist. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe but has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa since 2007. To pay the rent, Kushinga works as a project manager and designer in the construction industry. Read more of his work here and here.



PG de Jonge is a filmmaker and writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. When he’s not making movies, he writes columns for Netwerk24.com and occasionally dabbles in prose.


Suyi Davies is a Suspense and SF/Fantasy writer who lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Some of his works appear onTheNakedConvos and The Kalahari Review. He lives on the web and on Twitter at @IAmSuyiDavies.


Charlotte von Fritschen is a writer from Cape Town, South Africa.


Ayibu Makolo writes stories that are human and personal. Her stories have been published in the Scottish PEN, Bare Fiction magazine, Brittle Paper, Kalahari Review, Bahati Books and AFREADA. She was long listed across 2 categories in the 2013 Golden Baobab Prize.  She is also an author with Bahati books. Ayibu has 2 collections of short stories published in ebook form with a 3rd about to be published. She lives with her family in Scotland and is a medical doctor. You can visit her blog HERE.


Pravasan Pillay has published a chapbook of poetry, Glumlazi and a collection of co-written comedic short stories, Shaggy. Pillay’s humour pieces have appeared in A Look Away MagazineThe Sunday Times and McSweeney’s. He is the editor of the micro press Tearoom Books.


Glenda Kemp-Harper is now 66 years old, living in Durban South Africa and fully involved in Christian work. In the 70’s she became South Africa’s first striptease snake dancer. The shocked conservative country banned her every move, including an international movie.


Nixon Mateulah was born in Lilongwe, Malawi. He moved to South Africa in 1996. He is writer, poet, playwright and scripwriter. He has published numerous poems amd short stories in various publications. He lives and works in Cape Town.


Born in Zambia, Perpetual has always told stories. She has written for both media and corporations in Africa and the US. Her focus now is creative writing, and in addition to short stories, Perpetual is concluding work on a novel, which is her MFA thesis at The University of Tampa.

You can read some of her blogs on the craft of writing here.


Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. He hails from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe`s second largest city. A former National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) nominee, Ndaba’s poems, essays and short stories have been published in Africa and the US. His latest anthology, Timebomb will be published in the US in March. For more of his work, visit HERE and HERE.


Ahmed Fagih, PhD. is a Libyan author and playwrite of international standing. His writings include the award winning trilogy “Gardens of the night” and a large body of novels, plays, short story collections, and essays.

Visit his website for more.


Chinelo Onwualu is a writer and freelance editor living in Abuja, Nigeria. Her writing has appeared in several places, including Saraba Magazine, The Kalahari Review and the 2012 AfroSF Anthology of African Science Fiction. Follow her on her blog HERE.


Efe Tokunbo is a writer of pulp fiction. He has journeyed through Babylon and brought back numerous dispatches. His metaphors for the lost are scatterred like the detritus of wasted lives across print and the webs. He has spent many years on the road, riding the ups and downs of life’s bumpy ways and continues to witness, experience, learn and grow.


Diriye Osman is a Somali-born, British writer and visual artist. His writing has appeared in Time Out, Prospect, Poetry Review, Attitude, Kwani?, Under The Influence and Scarf Magazine. His debut collection of short stories Fairytales For Lost Children, which is out in September 2013, has been acclaimed by Meshell Ndegeocello, Alison Bechdel and The Daily Telegraph.


Sebastian Borckenhagen is an accomplished author based in Cape Town, South Africa. His 2011 book, ‘The Man is Disappearing’, was a South African best-seller, despite not having not had a publisher or ISBN number. And the author having done the vast majority of the book’s sales in person. He is releasing an anthology of his very short fiction in 2013. He puts up drawings on the web HERE.


Tendai was the first persecuted writer to be invited to Denmark, under the ICORN program. He has authored 20 books. Tendai is also a columnist for the Copenhagen Post newspaper, and several other African and International publications. His first animation film, A Can of Worms, won the prestigious French Nice Film Festival. The film was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and is now doing rounds in the international film festival circuit.


David Cornwell was born in Grahamstown in 1985. Now he lives in Woodstock. He’s currently working on a novel, and most weekends he plays in a roots-rock band called Sixgun Gospel. “Losers” is one tenth of a collection of stories called Yet Trouble Came.


Stanley Onjezani Kenani is a Malawian writer who lives and works in Switzerland.


Liam Kruger is a student and writer living in Cape Town. He’s had stuff in ItchNew Contrast, and Mahala, and he won the ‘Bloody Parchment’ short story competition in 2010. He has a thing in AfroSF, an upcoming collection of science fiction stories by African writers.

Liam on Twitter


Lauri Kubuitsile is an award winning writer living in Botswana. Her short stories have appeared in journals and anthologies on four continents. She has 16 traditionally published books that include detective, romance, and books for kids and YA. She was shortlisted for the Caine Prize in 2011.

Lauri blogs at Thoughts from Botswana, and her most recent books are novellas in her Kate Gomolemo Mystery series: Murder for ProfitAnything for MoneyClaws of a Killer.


Philip Vermaas lives in Cape Town at the moment. He’s a professional copywriter, published poet and excessive drinker. At some point during any given day, you can find him editing the online poetry magazine Misfits’ Miscellany.


Pontšo Mpholle is a young aspiring writer in Grade 12 at The National University of Lesotho International School. In 2011 she won a Silver Award for the Commonwealth Essay Writing Competition. She wishes to study Anthropology or Journalism at university.


Thembisa Cochrane is a writer and independent film producer with her feet in London, heart in Cape Town and head in the clouds. Her first short story was published in UCT’s Benediction magazine years ago and now she is completing her debut novel.

More about Thembisa here & here.


Casey Callaghan is a computer programmer and toastmaster living in Cape Town. He has some interest in AI, but has never yet been prospecting in the asteroid belt.


Rossouw Nel writes in the morning. During the day he gladly assists a quango. He is working on a choose-your-own-adventure alternate history of Cape Town, entitled End of the Continent.


Tatum Davis is an emerging writer from the nether regions of the Western Cape, South Africa. She studies English literature at the University of the Western Cape and enjoys dabbling with various art forms and genres. She hopes to one day make a career out of writing.


H.A. Higgo is a writer who lives in London but does not consider himself to be a Londoner. He sometimes blogs under an assumed name.


Dzekashu MacViban is a writer based in Yaounde, Cameroon and the author of a poetry collection titled ‘Scions of the Malcontent’. He recently received Honorable Mention in The Sonora Review’s Flash Friday Contest 14, and his work has featured in or is forthcoming in Wasafiri, The New Black Magazine, ITCH,Fashizblack and Palapala among others. He is the founding editor of BakwaMagazine.


Sammy Mwirigi is a graphic designer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Writing is an extension of hiscreative juices in which he has managed to squeeze out a yet-to-be-published novella and some shorts.

More of Sammy’s work here and here.


Masimba Musodza is an award-winning Zimbabwean writer based in Middlesbrough, north-east England. He is the author of MunaHacha Maive Nei, the first sci-fi novel in ChiShona.

Masimba’s Site


‘Laki’ Mark Muthiora is an author, actor, singer, songwriter and poet based in Nairobi, Kenya. He writes both in English and Swahili. Currently, he is working on an anthology of short stories- Of Bananas and Oranges and other Kenyan Stories.


Carine Engelbrecht lives in Cape Town, South Africa and has contributed short fiction to ‘Heavy Metal Horror’, ‘Strange, Weird and Wonderful’, and ‘State of Imagination’. She is a member of the Adamastor Writer’s Guild. A CYOA game, ‘Fire Gate’ is scheduled for release in 2012.

Carine’s Blog


Mick Raubenheimer was born in the crude 1979 of Krugersdorp, South
Africa. He cranes in blood and leaps in ink. He teaches smiling,
unruly children to keen their wildness. In addition to wanting to see
Fawlty Towers on Imax, Mick envisions the day housewives will chat
about Akosh S. Unit over tea.


S.A. Partridge is a young adult author from Cape Town, South Africa. Her first novel, The Goblet Club, a gothic novel set in the Platteland, won the M.E.R Prize for Youth Fiction in 2008. Her third novel, Dark Poppy’s Demise was published in July 2011.

S.A. Patridge’s Blog


Iheoma Nwachukwu has received fellowships from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas, Austin, and the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers, Bard College, New York.  His work has appeared in Farafina, Kwani, and Internazionale, to mention a few. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Clarius Ugwuoha is a Chemical Engineer and writer. His writings have appeared in various websites and international anthologies and have won prizes. He is as well a seasoned Newspaper columnist whose articles have appeared in leading world dailies, including AllAfrica, InsideAmeria and WorldNews Network.

Clarius’s Poetry

Clarius’s Site


Gee Mullan is a high fantasy writer and Librarian Errant who has been sighted wandering the dingiest bookstores of Johannesburg, South Africa. Between his wistful attempts at creating a world to rival our own, he occasionally pens something that is actually publishable. At other times he tries to fall asleep.

More of Gee’s work here and here


Nick Wood is a South African clinical psychologist and writer with a YA SF book published under the ‘Young Africa’ imprint, entitled ‘The stone chameleon’. He has also had around a dozen short stories published variously in SA, the US and Britain. He can be found here.


Boletilemang Gabokgatlhe comes from Xhumo, in Central Botswana. He predominantly writes short stories and poetry some of which have been published. He is currently working on a yet to be titled action novel based on the incursions of the Rhodesian soldiers into Botswana during the late 1970s.


Victor Alao is from Nigeria but currently lives in the United States. His work has been featured in the Barrier Islands Review.


Nnedi Okorafor is the award-winning author of Who Fears Death, Akata WitchThe Shadow Speaker, Long Juju Man and Zahrah the Windseeker. Her Disney Fairies chapter book, Iridessa and the Secret of the Never Mine, will be released in 2012. Okorafor holds a PhD in literature and is a professor at Chicago State University.

Nnedi’s Site

Nnedi’s Blog

For more of Nnedi’s work, visit out Links Page


Tosin Otitoju is a 30-year-old Nigerian engineer and academic/writer.
She is the author of Comrade (2010) and will publish Yalla! (Let’s Go) this year.

Tosin’s Blog


Jerome Cornelius is a young writer and student, in his twenties from Cape Town. He is currently completing his Honours degree in English at the University of the Western Cape. He hopes to make a career out of his passion for writing.


Dion Loubser is a writer, adventurer and wine lover; currently based in Cape Town.

He is working on a collection of short stories, and his first novel, entitled The Blasted Lands.

Dion’s Blog


Tom Learmont (SOUTH AFRICA) is a newspaperman, born in Scotland. He won the Sanlam Literary Award for “After the Eclipse”. Kwela Books published his SF novel “Light Across Time” in June, and Tom is working on a strange book called “Radium Tales”.



Werner Pretorius holds degrees in Publishing, English and a Masters in Creative Writing. He lives and works in Cape Town and some say he knows the way to San Jose.


Considered a rising star in African literature, Sudan-born Kola Boof has been praised by The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Her latest novel, “The Sexy Part of the Bible” is now available in South Africa.



Domenico Pisanti is a writer currently working for television in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been a top ten finalist for the past two years running in the annual Citizen Book Prize. Currently he is trying to get through all the stories in his head.


Constance Myburgh is a horse-wrangler, amateur astronomer, first person shooter and part-time pseudonym for an anonymous South African contributor. Watch this site for more of her writing, exclusive to Jungle Jim.


Richard Stanley is a film-maker, anthropologist and esoteric scholar. He has written and directed such feature films as Hardware and Dust Devil and a series of award winning documentaries.

Between Death and the Devil

Terra Umbra – Empire of Shadows


KWEI QUARTEY was raised in Ghana by an African American mother and a Ghanaian father, both of whom were university lecturers. Dr. Quartey practices medicine in Southern California, rising early in the morning to write before going to work. His highly praised first novel, Wife of the Gods, was a Los Angeles Times bestseller.

Photo: © Steve Monez



Diale Tlholwe lives in Spruitview in Ekurhuleni (East Rand). His first novel, Ancient Rites, featuring PI Thabang Maje, was published by Kwela Books in 2008. Tlholwe was awarded the 2010 South African Literary Award (SALA) for a First-time Published Author for Ancient Rites. His new novel, Counting the Coffins, is now available.



Abdul Adan was born in Somalia and grew up in Kenya. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Kwani?, African-Writing, StoryTime, African Roar, SCARF, and elsewhere. He studies literature at Washington University in St. Louis, and is working on his first short story collection.



Shabnam Mahmood is a writer and free-lance journalist.  She was born in Kampala, Uganda and immigrated to the United States with her family during Idi Amin’s expulsion of Ugandan Asians.  She is currently working on projects covering children’s books, mysteries, a food memoir through war time, and novella of folklore.  She resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and two children and a fish named Rumi.


Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian writer, currently the National Development Coordinator at Apples & Snakes, England’s leading performance poetry organisation. Irenosen is also a chaser of neon dreams, currently penning her first novel and a collection of short stories. 



S.L. Grey is a collaboration between South African writers Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg. The Mall, their first novel, is published by Corvus, and will be followed by The Wards in 2012.


Nikhil is a high ranking member of the Venusian Secret Service. If he reveals anymore than this then the Earth may not be destroyed as scheduled. And we can’t stand in the way of progress, now can we?



Samuel Kolawole has contributed short fiction to Eastownfiction, Translitmag, Superstition review, Sentinel literary Quarterly amongst other journals. His stories are forthcoming in “Outcast” anthology of African and Asian writers and ISFN anthology, a Canadian-based imprint. Samuel lives in Ibadan, Nigeria where he has begun work on a novel.

Samuel’s Blog


Jonathan Dotse is a student at Ashesi University and a science fiction writer living in Accra, Ghana. He is currently writing a sci-fi thriller set in the metropolis of Accra in the middle of the 21st century. Jonathan discusses the future of African science fiction on the AfroCyberPunk blog.



Crispin Oduobuk is the 2008 recipient of the IRN-Africa Outstanding Creative Writing Award. A 2006 Best of the Net finalist, his stories were Notables in the 2006 and 2005 Million Writers Awards. Among other publications, his work has appeared in
Courrier InternationalBBC Focus on Africa, 42Opus, Eclectica, and