25 Best African Literature Podcasts

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African Literature Podcasts

Here are 25 Best African Literature Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. Black Authors Network Talk Show

Black Authors Network Talk Show The BAN Radio Literary Program aims to support the African American community and to show people, through the radio show, that African American writers are more than just a niche. We bring wonderful stories to the minds and imaginations of everyone! We have stories to tell, using our voice and our experiences, that cross all races and cultures.
Twitter Followers 21.3K Frequency 4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 81 min Since Jan 2009 Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. New Books in African Studies

New Books in African Studies Interviews with Scholars of Africa about their New Books. New Books in African Studies is an author-interview podcast channel showcasing new books in the field of African and Africana Studies. The channel has a back catalog of over 100 podcast episodes.
Facebook Followers 1.4KTwitter Followers 940 Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 57 min Get Email Contact

3. Black Market Reads

Black Market Reads Black Market Reads is a menu for Black literary consumption and all of its spin-offs. Featuring Black artists who love to read and write and engage in arts and culture.PRODUCER: The Givens Foundation for African American LiteraturePRODUCTION SERVICES: iDream.tvMUSIC: Sarah White - Through People [M¥K Remix] BMR is made possible through the generous support of our individual donors, Target Foundation, and the voters of Minnesota, through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Facebook Followers 226Twitter Followers 633 Frequency 6 episodes / year Avg Length 45 min Since Oct 2015 more » Get Email Contact

4. Black Canon

Black Canon Black Canon, like a shot across the bow, is a literally show that showcases writers from the African diaspora, the beauty, and pain in their work, their struggles, in a tentative to bring African literature back to America and restore a glory lost due to centuries of migrations.
Twitter Followers 8 Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 28 min Since Sep 2019 more » Get Email Contact

5. The Gist of Freedom

The Gist of Freedom The Gist of Freedom weekly live online discussion is a celebration of the African American experience-honoring all the people, past and present, black and white-who have determined to preserve history in literature, craftsmanship, and artifact.
Twitter Followers 3.9K Since Nov 2012 more » Get Email Contact

6. The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing The AKO Caine Prize for African Writing is a literature prize awarded to an African writer of a short story published in English. The prize was launched in 2000 to encourage and highlight the richness and diversity of African writing by bringing it to a wider audience internationally. The focus on the short story reflects the contemporary development of the African story-telling tradition.
Facebook Followers 10KTwitter Followers 18.7KInstagram Followers 222.1K Since Jul 2020 more » Get Email Contact

7. African Theological Scholarship

African Theological Scholarship A podcast exploring issues in the field of African Christianity and African Theology both on the continent of Africa and in the diaspora. The Podcast is hosted by Harvey Kwiyani who teaches theology, missiology, and leadership courses at several places in the US, Europe, and Africa. He is currently based at Liverpool Hope University where he teaches African theology.
Facebook Followers 630Twitter Followers 403Instagram Followers 110 Since Nov 2020 more » Get Email Contact

8. Positively African

Positively African We create content and curate events that celebrate African stories and heritage. Using different mediums, from audio stories to theatre productions, we work with writers, storytellers, actors, publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, sound designers, and musicians from across the continent on a range of projects with long-lasting social impact in the literary and performance space.
Facebook Followers 2.4KTwitter Followers 421Instagram Followers 901 Since Sep 2020 more » Get Email Contact

9. Nomwe

Nomwe Nomwe is an African podcast where there is story-telling, African literature, TV film reviews, pop culture, relationships, and lifestyle. Nomwe is the Shona word for number 7. The Nomwe podcast hosts Reenie and Mukuka, who are also your cool, fun, bougie, smart new age African Aunties. Mukuka and Reenie will delve into African literature, African culture, pop culture, and more, with the added bit of them being in two different parts of the world - the diaspora aka the UK, and home aka Africa.
Since Dec 2016 Get Email Contact

10. The stories we tell

The stories we tell A conversation series for African writers to share the stories they have encountered on their individual writing journeys.
Since Jun 2020 Get Email Contact

11. Afrophilia

Afrophilia Afrophilia means to love Africa and people of African descent. Afrophilia Mag is an upbeat digimag exploring all there is to love about Africa. From film to literature, fine art, entertainment, style, travel, and climate action. Tune in to hear from Africa in ways that haven't been heard before.
Facebook Followers 164Twitter Followers 106Instagram Followers 437 Since Aug 2020 more » Get Email Contact

12. StoryThatTouchs

StoryThatTouchs We discuss African books by the best African Authors. StoryThatTouchs.com is the place to read life-changing books and to connect with Africa on a different level. You are one good book away from a good mood.
Twitter Followers 35 Since Aug 2020 more » Get Email Contact

13. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanizing slavery of the Americas.
Facebook Followers 6.2KTwitter Followers 260 Since Nov 2020 more » Get Email Contact

14. The Sankofa Book Club

The Sankofa Book Club The Sankofa Book Club is a digital book club with a focus on African Literature. Through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and this podcast we aim to encourage discussion around African literature, African history, and African culture.
Facebook Followers 362Twitter Followers 880Instagram Followers 519 Since Oct 2016 more » Get Email Contact

15. The Osaro Theory Podcast

The Osaro Theory Podcast Efosa Osaro is an African writer and the author of The Osaro Theory. The Osaro Theory Podcast gives you exclusive access into the mind of the author, discusses subjects like psychology, philosophy, history, and the challenges that are hindering African development.
Instagram Followers 3.6K Since Apr 2020 more » Get Email Contact

16. Cruise With Diray

Cruise With Diray If you're looking to be hooked on every word and be kept on the edge looking forward to the words you're about to hear next. You've definitely come to the right place. Cruise with Diray is a podcast that talks and discusses real-life situations, movies, African music, African literature and so much more. Stay tuned.
Since May 2020 Get Email Contact

17. Rants and Words (RaW)

Rants and Words (RaW) Rants and Words(RaW) will basically encompass any topic that I get inspired to talk on, from literature(mainly academic reviews of African texts) to issues around family life, gender-related issues, religion, general and contemporary lifestyle issues. I'm really just here to have fun ('unserious' =Rants, and 'serious'= Words).'Welcome' to my space!!!!!
Since Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

18. The Nami Podcast

The Nami Podcast The Nami Podcast is an anthology podcast of lightly dramatized stories and poetry by West African writers. At TNP our goal is to promote the works of writers and different voice talents. We also seek to bridge the cultural gap between the oral narration of stories and writing. It is our wish that listeners will find it a suitable channel for enjoyable original African content. We do not specify on genre or theme. We focus mainly on the content that has to do with the African story, in whatever form the African writer perceives that to be.
Twitter Followers 347 Since Apr 2020 more » Get Email Contact

19. The Nook Podcast

The Nook Podcast The Nook Podcast is a podcast about books. It covers discussions on books as discussed by The Nook Bookclub held monthly. Conversations about books and the beauty they hold. The place of African literature among other bookish topics.
Since Sep 2020 Get Email Contact

20. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne

Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne First published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon depicts an insightful journey undertaken by a group of intrepid explorers into the partly uncharted African continent, as they aim to explore its exotic wonders. Apart from concentrating on themes including exploration, loyalty, friendship, determination, and honor, the novel also offers an endearing set of jovial characters and vivid imagery. Furthermore, the novel is the first book in Verne's distinguished Voyages Extraordinaires series.
Facebook Followers 6.2KTwitter Followers 260 Since Oct 2020 more » Get Email Contact

21. African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown

African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States.
Facebook Followers 6.2KTwitter Followers 260 Since Nov 2020 more » Get Email Contact

22. African Culture Matters Podcast

African Culture Matters Podcast An introspective discussion of Africa's challenges based on the new book, African Culture Matters: How to transform a continent by changing mindsets. The author John Samwani leads the discussion on how a continent this blessed continues to harrassed by poverty, hunger, diseases and corruption. The premise of the book is that we should look closer home for the African solution. Maybe we are the Problem and also the Solution.
Facebook Followers 962 Since May 2020 more » Get Email Contact

23. Titon Speaks

Titon Speaks Another podcast by an African literature lover who shares her popular and unpopular opinions about those African literature stories and books that you might love or hate.
Twitter Followers 140 Since Nov 2020 more » Get Email Contact

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African Literature Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering African Literature. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster NameEmailPodcast LinkTotal Episodes
Marshall Poecms.megaphone.fm49
Writing Africapodcasters.spotify.com17
Vuvu Venafeeds.buzzsprout.com12
Poemify Publisherspoemifypublishers.com5
The Givens Foundation for African American Literatblackmarketreads.com5
Givens Foundation for African American Literatureblackmarketreads.com4
Afrophilia Magazinepodcasters.spotify.com2
Black Author Networkblogtalkradio.com1
Jacke Wilson / The Podglomeratehistoryofliterature.com1
Wendy Arisdisafimihisthttporypodcast.podbean.com1
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