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5 Literary Magazines That Have Transformed African Literature

By TADIWA MADENGA

Take a look back at these literary magazines and journals that shaped what African literature is today.

“Do magazines culture?” Rajat Neogy, the founder of Transition magazine, once asked.

African literary magazines and journals don’t just shape literary culture, they offer the most rebellious responses to political and social movements. They not only respond to the cultures they’re in, these magazines also create distinct cultures of their own that reflect the personalities of their editors.

Some are experimental and bold, some are satirical and polemic,

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