Art and Literature for Africa and the World


Editor-in-Chief: Linda Ann Strang

Roving Editor: Warren Jeremy Rourke

Poetry Editor: Shaun Pieter Clamp

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.

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’s published poetry collections are Wedding Underwear for Mermaids (Honest Publishing, 2011) and Star Reverse (Dryad Press, 2022). Her poems and short stories have appeared internationally in Gone Lawn, Stand, [PANK], Hunger Mountain, New ContrastMalahat Review, and elsewhere. Linda lives in Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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