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World Arts Agency (WAA)

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As a LITERARY AGENCY we represent, primarily, African authors or African authors in diaspora, or those dealing with themes related to Africa. Many of our clients have won national and/or international awards, for Literary Fiction, and also Poetry (through our collaboration partner for foreign rights, DRYAD PRESS). We also represent Memoir, Creative Non-fiction and exceptional Genre Fiction. We feature Agents with Masters in English Language and Literature, who work with the line and development of all chosen manuscripts, prior to going out on submission. World Arts Agency, in collaboration with TINZWE MEDIA, have a celebrity anthology for life-writing creative non-fiction, by exceptional young leaders in the Media, Entertainment, Broadcasting, Sports, Law, and Social Justice sectors of South African society. Unique to our agency, is the fact that our team act as talent managers, to bring our authors, poets and collaboration partners, as much publicity, recognition, and prizes, as we possibly can. World Arts Agency is proud to have inaugurated, and manage, the prestigious JAMES CURREY PRIZE FOR AFRICAN LITERATURE and has the privilege of selecting each year’s esteemed judges. We are honoured, that we were chosen to be the rights managers for the ALAN PATON WILL TRUST, and all Copyrights and Permissions held by the trust, for the works of Alan Paton. 2022 will see the launch of our print and online literary journal, the HOTAZEL REVIEW (hotazelreviewlit.org). Our headquarters, situated in the Maboneng Lifestyle Centre, Johannesburg, boasts a Boutique Bookstore through which we support our various independent publishing collaborations.

As a SPEAKING AGENCY we have two full-time professional speaking agents and two junior publicity agents who negotiate on behalf of our clients for festivals, roundtables, broadcasts, podcasts and events. We also host a full production seasonal show, THE ONYEKA NWELUE TALK SHOW, with regular appearances by up-and-coming authors, musicians, and thespians.

The WORLD ARTS AGENCY also features a MUSIC LABEL and manages artistes from Africa and the Caribbean with locations in New York, Paris and Puebla. We position musical acts to appear on the most popular performance platforms, and amplify their music.

We also take great pride that our agency has a FILM PRODUCTION DIVISION with 6 completed films / documentaries, and with many more on the way.



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Our Team

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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 (hotazelreviewlit.org). 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…

Warren Jeremy Rourke

Commissioning Editor and Senior Literary Agent

Warren leads the WAA team and his clients, as agent, have included: Alan Paton Will Trust; Ani Kayode Somtochukwu; 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…

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…

Kharys Ateh Laue

Junior Editorial Agent (South Africa)

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…

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.

Shaun Pieter Clamp

Junior Literary Agent (UK)

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 (Nigeria)

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…

Tonye Altraide

Tonye Altraide

Co-Agent (UK)

Tonye Altraide is co-agent to the World Arts Agency. For more information about foreign rights, please contact: info@worldartsagency.co.za

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 (hotazelreviewlit.org). 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…

Mitterand Okorie

Head of Communications & Senior Speaking Agent

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

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera

Junior Literary Agent (Nigeria)

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera is a freelance writer, journalist and editor. He currently contributes regular cultural essays for Afrocritik and is creative nonfiction editor at the Hotazel Review. His works have appeared in Kalahari Review, Jalada Africa, Praxis Magazine, Brittle Paper and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter and Medium @ChukwuderaEdozi. What I am Looking For: I am interested in fiction and nonfiction…

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