Welcome to World Arts Agency


World Arts Agency is one of the world’s fastest-growing and diverse Arts agencies. We seek and negotiate speaking appearances and literary rights sales for top creative talents. We also represent and optimise the reach of our literary talents by finding the best publishers and deals for their works. One of our core principles is our sense of adventure; to represent new and ambitious creatives while equally taking pride in our award-winning roster of clients, and in the phenomenal recognition their work garners. Although the World Arts Agency headquarters are in the Maboneng Lifestyle Centre, our dedicated team are from all parts of Africa. Our team negotiate international publishing rights for literary properties as well as speaking appearances, both directly and in association with co-agents.
While, individually, each member of the team has their own particular interests, passions, and strengths, we are united in our commitment to our clients and in our desire to bring works of art of lasting value, to an appreciative international audience.

Our Team


Phila Dyasi

Literary Agent Intern

Phila Dyasi, the founder and editor of the NuBlaccSoul (new-black-soul) brand, blog and literary platform for African writing, is a Black multidisciplinary artist born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is currently based in Johannesburg, where he is working as a marketer for a multinational FMCG company, and trades as a freelance writer and blogger. Dyasi completed his Bachelor…

Jocelyn Fryer

Consultant Editor

Jocelyn Fryer is a rather eclectic creature. She has a BA (Hons) and an MA in English Literature (NMU). Jocelyn Fryer’s dissertation, Altering Urbanscapes: South African Writers Re-imagining Johannesburg, and published work in English in Africa seek to reframe discussions around more inclusive and welcoming urbanscapes, in the imaginary of African literatures, architectures and city-planning, within the context of a…

Ikenna Chinedu Okeh

Fiction Co-Editor (Hotazel Review)

Ikenna Chinedu Okeh joins the team as the Fiction Co-Editor of the new South African based literary journal, Hotazel Review ( Ikenna Chinedu Okeh has published five collections of poetry: A Tale of Two Men, Man Must Whack, The Way of All Things, The Chronicles of Romeo, The Telling of These Parts. Okeh’s two narrative verses, A Tale To Twist and An…

Warren Jeremy Rourke

Commissioning Editor and Senior Literary Agent

Warren leads the WAA team and his clients, as literary agent, include: Dryad Press: (Michèle Betty, Kobus Moolman, Sally Ann Murray, Simon van Schalkwyk, Brian Walter, Fiona Zerbst); Tinzwe Media: (Rutendo Nyamuda); Unathi Magubeni; Brad Morris; Zanele Ndlovu; Ikenna Chinedu Okeh; Kelly Showker; Linda Ann Strang (Star Reverse, Dryad Press 2022) and Uzor Maxim Uzoatu. Warren’s clients, as line and…

Mitterand Okorie

Head of Communications & Senior Speaking Agent

An academic and author of several books, he divides his time between South Africa and Italy.

Siyabonga Mbaba

Senior Music Agent

Siyabonga Mbaba is a multifaceted creative, entrepreneur, event organizer, performing artist and community activist. Siyabonga is the founder and Managing Director of Ghetto Magazine which focuses on African creativity and youth development, he also founded Ghetto sessions, a platform for musicians, poets, dancers and actors. The company exists to support the township tourism economy and promotion of vibrant culture of entrepreneurship…

Chinedu Ohiaeri

Logistics Manager

Chinedu Ohiaeri studied Statistics at Imo State University in Nigeria. As the Chief Executive Officer of Cubic Options PTY in South Africa, he serves as the Logistics Manager at World Arts Agency.

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera (Nigeria)

Nonfiction Co-Editor (Hotazel Review)

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera joins us as Nonfiction Co-Editor of the South African based literary journal, Hotazel Review ( Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera is a writer, journalist and editor. His works have appeared in Jalada Africa, Kalahari Review, African Writer, Poets in Nigeria, Praxis, Fortunate Traveller, Afrocritik and elsewhere. He is the editor at Voice of the East and also writes weekly…

Saliha Haddad

Junior Literary Agent (Algeria)

Saliha Haddad is an Algerian part-time teacher of English at the university Amar Telidji of Laghouat. She graduated in the field of Anglophone Literature and Civilization in 2015. She is a literary interviewer for the online magazine Africa in Dialogue. Haddad has also written on cultural subjects for the Algerian online platform Dzair World and for the magazine Ineffable Art…

Linda Ann Strang

Editor-in-Chief (Hotazel Review)

Linda Ann Strang joins the team as the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the new South African based literary journal, Hotazel Review ( Strang has an MA in English Literature and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Her poetry and short stories have been published, or are forthcoming, in over fifty journals and anthologies worldwide, including…

Shaun Pieter Clamp

Junior Literary Agent

Shaun Pieter Clamp is a graduate of Rhodes University, holding a BA in English, Philosophy and Law, and a BA(Hons) in Philosophy, for which he received the DCS Oosthuizen Prize. He was the co-editor of Aerial 2018, an annual ISEA writing class anthology. In 2019, he was the co-editor of Abantu: Our Zine, an art and literary zine published through…

Onukaogu Joshua Emeka

Talents Agent/Manager/Publicist

Onukaogu Joshua Emeka, popularly called 2jo, is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University. He is an Entertainment Consultant, a songwriter, music producer, music coach, and music promoter. He has been a Regional selector (judge) for The Voice Nigeria 2017,  Music/Party Coordinator Big Brother Naija Seasons 4/5. He was the manager for Nigeria’s best Female…

Kharys Ateh Laue

Junior Editorial Agent

Kharys Ateh Laue is a South African writer, researcher, and editorial agent. She holds an MA in English Literature from the university currently known as Rhodes and taught English in South Korea for two years. Kharys is currently studying for her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town. Her work has appeared in various national and international…

Tonye Altraide

Tonye Altraide


We handle our foreign rights and work with care to place our titles with foreign publishers. We also collaborate with co-agents in Europe, US & China. For more information about foreign rights, please contact:

Contact info


Phone +27 64 945 8890
Address World Arts Agency Headquarters
Shop 29, Maboneng Lifestyle Centre,
Maboneng Precinct, 289 Fox Street, Jeppeston Town
Johannesburg, 2043. South Africa.