Black Letter Media is passionate about stories that originate from Africa and are written by Africans. We search for the kinds of stories that are not in the mainstream – stories with an independent edge - that seek to challenge form as well as the status quo. Black Letter Media publishes new, bold, authentic, independent Afrikan voices in quality paperback and ebooks from diverse and multiple points of views, locations and languages.


Two Cape Town launches for Zukiswa Wanner’s Hardly Working

Zukiswa Wanner will be in Cape Town this weekend to launch her new book, Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts!

2018 Short Story Africa Day Prize announced: This year’s theme is Hotel Africa

Submissions open 1 June 2018* | Submissions close 31 August 2018
First prize: $800 | Second prize: $200 | Third prize: $100

Poetry Potion 13 cover revealed

Poetry Potion is an online poetry journal that goes into print once ever quarter.

Zukiswa Wanner to launch travel memoir Hardly Working at African Flavour Books with The Cheeky Natives

In Hardly Working: A Travel Memoir of Sorts, Zukiswa Wanner faces the challenges of travelling by road and crossing several borders while being a Zambian-born South African who lives in Kenya but her irreverent humour and uncanny ability to connect and make friends wherever she goes, serves her well.