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The New Journals and Journals Shaping Africa’s Literary Scene

KISUMU, Kenya — Even though he was finishing his master’s diploma in imaginative crafting in England two many years ago, Troy Onyango remembers, he lamented with his friends about how few literary outlets have been devoted to Black writers, poets and photographers like them.

For Onyango, he explained, it was about, “How do we just find a area where we can all congregate?”

That dilemma led to Lolwe, an online literary journal he introduced in 2020 with the aim of publishing Black individuals in Africa and all-around the entire world. Lolwe — which draws its identify from the Luo

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