Afreecan Read (AR) is an organization that aims to promote an African literary culture and to make available digitally/online the heritage of African literature and the rich contribution that African writers make to the world. AR also aim to grow an online community that participates in and celebrates African literary culture. This community, through AR projects, will be able to engage with archives, reading clubs and literary centers in different localities. AR also seeks to transform communities and engage them on burning issues through literature.

The AR team regularly accepts works from established and upcoming writers for publication on the AR website. Writers can submit poetry, fiction (short stories), creative nonfiction, plays and artwork/photography.

Short stories and nonfiction pieces should not be more than 1500 words. Longer stories could be considered.

Photography/artwork should include a short note about the piece.

Creative nonfiction should preferably read like/resemble fiction in terms of language (they should not read like academic writings, news reports, homily/sermon).

All submissions should:

  • include a brief bio (especially first submissions) and photo of the author.
  • be sent as Word documents (doc or docx) – this makes it easier to read and edit.
  • be sent as an attachment to the AR team at afreecanread9@gmail.com (Please do NOT email your text as part of the body of your email. Send as a Word document attachment).

Due to the high volume of submissions AR editors encourage authors to proofread their work before submission, and to expect acknowledgement of receipt within 5 working days.

Afreecan Read Team

Dr Sokfa F. John, Co-Founder and Technical Consultant
Dumisa Mbano, Co-Founder and Editor
Anthony Dim, Content Adviser
Nthatuwa Leeke-Sokfa, Technical Assistant
Khutso Maponya
Andrew Akpan, Secretary
Nokubongwa Ndwandwe, Reader


Dr Federico Settler
Dr Tony Oyowe
Nthatuwa Leeke-Sokfa
Siphelele Nguse
Prof Bruce Z. Mbano
Prof Gerald O. West