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Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera

Arts Agent Intern

Michael Chiedoziem Chukwudera is a writer, journalist and editor. His works have appeared and are forthcoming in Jalada Africa, Kalahari Review, African Writer, Poets in Nigeria, Praxis, Fortunate Traveller, and elsewhere. He is the editor at Voice of the East and also writes weekly columns for The Journal Nigeria and You can read his works at Voice of the East…

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…

Kharys Ateh Laue

Editorial Agent Intern

Kharys Ateh Laue is a South African writer, researcher, and teacher. She holds an MA in English Literature from the university currently known as Rhodes and taught English in South Korea for two years. Her work has appeared in various national and international journals, such as Jalada, Botsotso, Brittle Paper, Grey Sparrow Journal, The Bosphorus Review of Books, Down River…

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…

Shaun Pieter Clamp

Arts Agent Intern

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 Instagram (@abantu.our.zine). His writing has been published in New Contrast: South African Literary Journal, Aerial 2018 and Coming Home: Poems of the Grahamstown Diaspora.

Phelelani Makhanya

Junior Arts Agent

Phelelani Makhanya is a South African writer and poet. His work has been published in major South African literary journals such as New Contrast, Botsotso, Litnet and others. His poetry has also appeared in The Kalahari Review and Praxis as well as in the Avbob Poetry Project. He has performed his poetry around the country, including Poetry Africa 2011 and…

Debbie Ellis

Junior Agent

I love to see the fiction of all genres, but my preference is mainly considered Adult fiction (horror, romance, sci-fi, and thrillers). I do enjoy novels that blend genres, are unusual in setting or circumstance, have unexpected twists, have a little darkness, pull at the heart-strings, and/or contain some sort of moral dilemma. Ultimately a great stand-out story is what…

Tonye Altraide

Tonye Altraide

Co-Agent

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: info@worldartsagency.co.za

Mitterand Okorie

Head of Communications & Senior Speaking Agent

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

Warren Jeremy Rourke

Commissioning Editor/Senior Agent

MA: English Language and Literature, at the University of Cape Town, completed in 2017. Thesis: ‘K. Sello Duiker’s Realism: Form, Critique, and Floating Kingdoms’. Rourke is a published poet.