Abrahams, Mike

Abrahams is trade unionist and writer based in Johannesburg.

Abimbola, Olumide

Abimbola currently teaches economic anthropology at the Martin-Luther University, Halle/Saale, Germany. He also co-edit the group blog, NigeriansTalk and writes on his personal blog,

Akinosho, Toyin

Akinosho is literary critic, a blogger and a member of the Committee for Relevant Art, an art advocacy group based in Lagos.

Akugizibwe, Paula

Akugizibwe is an activist and a poet. She was born in Nigeria to Rwandan and Ugandan parents and raised in Southern Africa. She is currently based in Cape Town where she coordinates a regional project on HIV, TB and human rights advocacy.

Alcock, Sello

Alcock is a former crime and justice reporter for Mail and Guardian where he was awarded the Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional prize for feature writing. Currently studying towards an LLB degree at Wits University.

Amisi, Serge

Amisi was forcibly recruited as child soldier in 1997, at the age of 11. He grew up in the Congolese army, engaged in war in DR Congo between 1997 and 2001. Now working as a sculptor and puppeteer in France, he recently published a memoir of the war, titled Souvenez-vous de moi, l’enfant de demain : Carnets d’un enfant de la guerre.

Annas, Max

Annas is a critic whose work has appeared in filmdienst and Ecrans d’Afrique. He is currently at work on a book on the Blues Notes, South Africa foremost jazz band in exile during the 1970s.

Ansell, Gwen

Ansell is a journalist, educator and the author of Soweto Blues, Jazz and Politics in South Africa.

Aragao, Gabriela Carrilho

Aragao is an architect with an interest in spaces of collective memory, the visual arts and architecture’s potential to heal and disrupt, amongst others. She is currently a teaching assistant at University of Cape Town – School of Architecture, Planning & Geomantics.

Armah, Ayi Kwei

Ayi Kwei Armah is one of Africa’s most celebrated authors and a co-founder of Per Ankh Publishers. His most recent book is Ktm: In the house of Life. He lives in Popenguine, Senegal

Azeb, Sophia

>Sophia Azeb is a writer and blogger based in the US. She regularly contributes her thoughts on aspects of Afro-Arab cultures on the blog “Africa Is A Country”.





Berold, Robert

Robert is an author of three books of poetry, the latest being Rain Across a Paper Field; editor of the critically acclaimed anthology: It All Begins: Poems From Postliberation South Africa and founder of Deep South Publishing.

Bishop, Marlon

Bishop, also known as Marlonious Thunk, is a radio producer, writer, and music journalist whose work has appeared in a number public radio outlets including NPR Music, WNYC News, Afropop Worldwide, and Studio 360, as well as in magazines such as Songlines and Wax Poetics. Based in New York City, he works as a culture producer for the radio station WNYC.

Botha, Nadine

Botha is a South African poet. Her poems have been published in various magazines in South Africa, including Donga, Litnet, Sweet, New Coin, Ons Kleintjie and Botsotso. She lives in Cape Town where she works as the editor of design Indaba magazine.





Caulfield, Holden

Holden is a protagonist and narrator of J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Since the book’s 1951 publication, He has become an icon for white teenage alienation and rebellion.

Chude-Sokei, Louis

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