doek | (dʊk) | (noun): a cloth or a headscarf.
‘Doek | (dʊk) | (noun): Windhoek, the capital city of Namibia.
Doek! | (dʊk) | (noun): A literary magazine from Namibia.
Doek! Literary Magazine (Doek!) is a free, independent, and Pan-African online literary magazine produced in Windhoek, Namibia. It publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from Namibia, Africa, and the African diaspora.
Founded by Mutaleni Nadimi and Rémy Ngamije, Doek! is an important step—but not the only step—towards creating a diverse, curious, and robust literary culture in Namibia. By publishing diverse writers and visual artists, Doek! seeks to provide an encounter—a first and equal meeting—between the known and unknown, between local and international storytellers, and a global audience.
As a literary journal, Doek! seeks to emulate cousin publications such as AFREADA, Bakwa Magazine, Brittle Paper, Chimurenga, Jalada, The Johannesburg Review of Books, Kalahari Review, and Lolwe by contributing to Africa’s literary footprint.
Though the magazine’s vision is grand, its first steps in the literary world are local. Doek! primarily publishes work from Namibia and the Namibian diaspora while it establishes Namibian writing and art in the country’s literary consciousness. However, as part of the continental literary community Doek! solicits work from storytellers outside Namibia to showcase the breadth and depth of continental creativity. In time, Doek! hopes to be a completely Pan-African publications accepting submissions and publishing work from Africa and the African diaspora.
Doek! is published online three times a year: in March, July, and November. The magazine is published in English with some select content appearing in French, Portuguese, and some of Namibia’s indigenous languages.
Doek! does not make any money from its website or from its contributors’ content. The editorial team uses its own resources to maintain the magazine’s various platforms.
The Doek! editorial team can be reached in the following ways:
ISSN: 2026-8831 | Doek! Literary Magazine is published by Doek Arts CC, a close corporation registered in Windhoek, Namibia. | © Doek Arts CC. All rights reserved. Copyright to the work published on this website is held by Doek! Literary Magazine and the contributors. The material that appears on the site should not be reproduced or republished without prior written consent. Any violation will be subjected to intellectual property proceedings.