African poets

Alvin Kathembe – Sankofa

Alvin Kathembe is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. His poetry has been featured in Dust Poetry Magazine, The Short Story Foundation Journal, Poetry Potion, and other publications. He co-edited down river road’s third issue—’Asphyxia’. His short stories have been published in Jalada, Omenana, Brittlepaper and Equipoise, available on Kindle. Find him on Twitter @SofaPhilosopher.

Logain Ali – Maybe God Is A Black Woman

Logain is an educator, writer and poet. She believes in the impactful power of words and loves how poetry springs worlds to explore. Logain finds solace in poetic expression through which she relays issues of gender, politics and identity. She is honoured to share her work with you, even more so through her favourite literary platforms. You can find her on IG @lujainofalltrades. 

Gift Olaleye – Dear Superheroes

Gift Emmanuel Olaleye is a writer whose thoughtful poems cut across boundaries, published or forthcoming in Cultural Reverence, Words Rhymes & Rhythms, Spill words and elsewhere. Olaleye’s literary accolades include the 2015 ‘Noble Pen Award’ by Doveslines Publication House and the ‘Poet of the Year 2021’ by Eternal Flames. He was also long-listed for the 2020 ‘African Writers Award 2020’.