Art and Literature for Africa and the World

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Editor-in-Chief: Linda Ann Strang

 Roving Editor: Warren Jeremy Rourke

 Poetry Editors: Shaun Pieter Clamp, Kharys Ateh Laue

Fiction Editors: Saliha Haddad, Ikenna Okeh

 Shaun Pieter Clamp is a writer and a graduate of Rhodes University, holding a BA in English, Philosophy, and Law, and a BA(Hons) in Philosophy, for which he received the DCS Oosthuizen Prize. He was the co-editor of Aerial 2018, an annual ISEA writing class anthology. In 2019, he co-edited Abantu: Our Zine, an art and literary zine published through Instagram (@abantu.our.zine). His writing has been published or is forthcoming in New Contrast, Agbowó, and Coming Home: Poems of the Grahamstown Diaspora. He now lives in London.

Saliha Haddad is an Algerian assistant editor at Botsotso and a literary interviewer for Africa in Dialogue. She is also an editor at Hotazel review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Agbowo, Isele Magazine, The Other Side of Hope, The Transnational Literary Journal, The New Arab, and Newlines Magazine. Haddad was shortlisted in 2021 for The African Writers Awards and has won the inaugural ANTOA literary contest.

Kharys Ateh Laue is a South African writer, editor, and researcher. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Pleiades Magazine, Jalada Africa, Isele Magazine, and other literary journals. In 2017 her short story “Plums” was longlisted for the Short Story Day Africa Prize. She is currently an MA student in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town and co-editor of Hotazel Review.

 Ikenna Okeh writes narrative poetry, and his prose fiction is centred around African characters. He also writes music reviews for UbuntuFM, an online music promotion platform with virtual headquarters in South Africa. His UK debut novel, Deportee, is scheduled for release in April, from Abibiman Publishing UK.  Most of his novels and poetry collections are available in the library of the Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden. Ikenna Okeh spends his time between Antalya, Turkey, and Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

 Warren Jeremy Rourke is a Gqeberha based painter and poet. He is also the new editor-in-chief of Botsotso and senior rights and permissions manager for the Alan Paton Will Trust, as well as foreign rights agent to Dryad Press, book editor to Tinzwe Media, subeditor for the community newspaper Ilisolabantu, and literary editor to a number of award-winning African authors. Having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder type 1, he has been hospitalized multiple times, and, for instance, once went walking through the Kruger National Park, looking for the lions, with two angels. 

Linda Ann Strang is the author of the poetry collections Wedding Underwear for Mermaids (2011) and Star Reverse (Dryad Press, 2022). Her poems and short stories have been published in over fifty journals internationally. She has an MA from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and she lives in Gqeberha, South Africa.

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