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Barbara Adair

Barbara Adair is an author who practiced as an attorney litigating on human rights issues and who also taught constitutional law at the University of Witwatersrand. She is currently registered as a PhD student at the University of Pretoria. Adair has published three novels, In Tangier We Killed the Blue Parrot (2005, Jacana), which was short listed for the Sunday…

Kobus Moolman

Kobus Moolman is Professor of Creative Writing in the department of English Studies at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has published seven collections of poetry, two collections of plays, and edited a collection of poetry, prose and art by South African writers living with disabilities. Kobus himself is living with spina bifida. He has won numerous…

Okpo Itam Eyo

Okpo Itam Eyo, professionally known as David Eyo is an actor and a singer from Cross River State, Nigeria. He was born on 26th February 1998 in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria and studied Theatre And Media Studies in the University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State. His passion for his craft started at an early age from being at…

Nyuyse Damien Senyuy

Born on September 07, 1986, Nyuyse Damien Senyuy, with stage name Wuyka is a passionate Cameroonian musician from Wah’rin, a tiny village in Nso under the Jakiri subdivision. He is always open and looking for new challenges. His work has showcased an untamed musical talent ranging from guitarist, singer, drummer, and covering traditional, Afro-jazz, reggae to Afro-fusion, pop and Afro-beats.…

Zanele Ndlovu

Zanele Ndlovu is an oral storyteller, indigenous music instrument teacher, translator, author of two IsiZulu children’s books, Umakhweyana and Simunye, and also a publisher with the press, Izilimi Zase Afrika. Her books are available as audio books and her debut, Umakhweyana has been translated into five other South African languages: IsiXhosa, Sepedi, Sesotho, English and Afrikaans, and also recently, German.…

Brian Walter

Brian Walter is a poet, editor, and community development worker, who has also taught at Chapman High School in Gelvandale, and as a senior lecturer at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, where he started the creative writing journal, Tyume. For a Rhodes PhD, entitled Plaatje’s African Romance: The Translation of Tragedy in Mhudi and Other Writings, he worked on Sol Plaatje’s use of the romance…

Christy Swift

Christy Swift has been a freelance writer for over 12 years, working as an award-winning newspaper correspondent, magazine article writer, and web and social media content provider. After earning a B.A. in English/Technical Writing from the University of South Florida, she spent a year in Spain and a year and a half in Mexico travelling and teaching English. Recently inspired…

Kelly Showker

Kelly Showker is a writer, filmmaker, and former U.S. diplomat. Her first feature-length documentary, Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial, premiered at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, and has been featured in the Hollywood Reporter, CBC, VICE, and in the Huffington Post, and was named the, “Most Talked About Film at Hot Docs” by…

Unathi Magubeni

Unathi Magubeni is an author whose bestselling debut novel, Nwelezelanga, The Star Child (BlackBird Books) was published in 2016 and was long-listed for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature and the 2017 Sunday Times Fiction Prize. The novel was chosen for the ‘English Book Review Category’ in the 2017 National Book Week for Nelson Mandela Bay schools and was also chosen for…