Editorial Team Meet the editors bringing Namibian and African writing to the world.

Mubanga KalimamukwentoEditor

Mubanga is a Zambian writer, lawyer, and the author of The Mourning Bird (Jacana, 2019) which won the Dinaane Fiction Award. She won the 2019 Kalemba Short Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Nobrow and Bristol Short Story Prizes. Her work has appeared in the Red Rock Review, Dreamers Creative Writing, the Advocates for Human Rights, Two Sisters, the Menteur, SyncityNG, Overland, Doek! and other places. She’s an alumna of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellowship and the Young African Leaders Initiative. She holds an MFA from Hamline University.

Rémy NgamijeEditor-in-Chief

Rémy is a Rwandan-born Namibian writer and photographer. His debut novel The Eternal Audience Of One was first published in South Africa by Blackbird Books and is available worldwide from Scout Press (S&S). His work has appeared in Litro Magazine, AFREADA, The Johannesburg Review of Books, Brainwavez, The Amistad, The Kalahari Review, American Chordata, Doek!, Azure, Sultan’s Seal, Santa Ana River Review, Columbia Journal, New Contrast, Necessary Fiction, Silver Pinion, Lolwe, and Granta, among others, with more forthcoming in numerous publications. He won the Africa Regional Prize of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He was shortlisted for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing in 2020 and 2021 and was also longlisted and shortlisted for the 2020 and 2021 Afritondo Short Story Prizes respectively. In 2019 he was shortlisted for Best Original Fiction by Stack Magazines.

Zanta NkumaneEditor

Zanta is a Swazi writer and journalist. His work has been published in OkayAfrica, This Is Africa, Mail & Guardian, Racebaitr, Kalahari Review, City Press, The Johannesburg Review Of Books, New Frame, Doek! Literary Magazine, and Lolwe. He has contributed essays to the following anthologies: We F**king Here (iwawelabooks), Touch: Sex, Sexuality & Sensuality (Kwela books), Flow (African Minds), and Now Now: The 2023 Doek Anthology. Zanta is a 2022/23 Short Story Day Africa Inkubator Fellow. He holds a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Cape Town, a BA (Hons) in Journalism & Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.

FICTION: Kay-Leigh De Sousa (Nov, 2020 – Nov, 2021) • Mutaleni Nadimi (Nov, 2020 – Nov, 2021)
NONFICTION: Sibongile Tshabala (Nov, 2020)
POETRY: Beauty Boois (Nov, 2020)
VISUAL ARTS: Jean-Claude Tjitamunisa (Nov, 2020)
COPY EDITOR: Ibilola Odunlami (Mar, 2021 – Nov, 2021)

Cover Image: Walvis Bay.
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