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.
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 Magazine, The 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.
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.
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.
Liam Kruger is a student and writer living in Cape Town. He’s had stuff in Itch, New 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nnedi Okorafor is the award-winning author of Who Fears Death, Akata Witch, The 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.
For more of Nnedi’s work, visit out Links Page
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.
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.
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.