World Literature Today
The mission of World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s bimonthly magazine of international literature and culture, is to serve the international, state, and university communities by achieving excellence as a literary publication, a sponsor of literary prizes, and a cultural center for students. Now in its ninth decade of continuous publication, WLT has been recognized by the Nobel Prize committee as one of the “best edited and most informative literary publications” in the world, and was recently called “an excellent source of writings from around the globe by authors who write as if their lives depend on it” (Utne Reader, January 2005). WLT has received a dozen national publishing awards in the past ten years, including the Phoenix Award for Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals in 2002.
Established in 2003, Kwani Trust is a Kenyan based literary network dedicated to developing quality creative writing and committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing and maintaining global literary networks.
Journal of Contemporary Thought
Journal of Contemporary Thought is published twice a year, in summer and winter, by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, Vadodara ( India ) in collaboration with the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, University of North Texas at Denton (USA) and the International Lincoln Center at Louisiana State University in Shreveport (USA). It provides a forum for scholarly dialogue on a broad range of topics significant to our time and cultures. Its focus is theoretical and inter-disciplinary. Preference is given to studies of cultural criticism and intellectual history; textual studies could be considered for publication provided they are placed in a broad conceptual framework. A special section, “Critical Exchange,” is dedicated in each issue to readers’ responses to the articles published in the previous issues. It also has a book review section.
Chimurenga, a pan African publication of writing, art and politics has been in print since March 2002. It was founded by Ntone Edjabe. The journal is published on the page three times/year, online and through themed performances called “Chimurenga Sessions.” Other Chimurenga Projects include the Chimurenga Chronic – a one-time only edition of Chimurenga in the form of a speculative newspaper; Chimurenga Library – an online archive of pan African, independent periodicals; Pan African Space Station (PASS) – a cyber-spatial exploration of pan-African sounds from ancient techno to future roots; African Cities Reader – a biennial publication of urban life, Africa-style; and Pilgrimages - 14 African writers visit 14 African cities to explore the complexities of our disparate urban landscapes.
Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations – academics, policy makers, social activists, women’s organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.
Wasafiri is Britain’s premier magazine for international contemporary writing. Published quarterly, it has established a distinctive reputation for promoting work by new and established voices across the globe.
The China Review
The China Review is a continuation of the China Review, an annual publication of The Chinese University Press since 1990. The new journal is scheduled to come out twice a year in April and October; like its predecessor, it is a scholarly journal covering various disciplines of study on Greater China and its people, namely, domestic politics and international relations; society, business and economic development; modern history, the arts and cultural studies.
The Africa Review
The Africa Review site is a digital news platform established by the Nation Media Group, Kenya, one of Africa’s leading publicly listed media companies. The aim of Africa Review is to provide smart insights on African news and to examine important social and political trends in the continent. It is the African story told not just from an African perspective; but it is also a criticism of Africa’s missteps from a tough African point of view. The site carries a large resource of material, with a vast range of topics, from breaking news to special reports, in depth country profiles and blogs. Elements of the Africa Review site that are of particular interest are Africa Illustrated – a caricatured account of African leaders, personalities and nations, the Arts and Culture page which provides continent wide insight into various festivals as well as cultural issues and the envisioned photography archive. The site should be of particular interest to individuals who have a scholarly, business, social or cultural interest in Africa. We are encouraging people with a point of view on Africa to participate by posting comments and their images of Africa.
A new international online magazine from the publishers of St. Petersburg Review, the independent, international review of literature that popularized translations and helped bring down the wall surrounding the ivory tower of literature. Springhouse captures international writers on global issues or, in other words, it is a venue for all writers on all subjects (inclusive instead of exclusive).