Co-founders

Aside from the roles listed below, the co-founders also write for the website, programme events, host discussions in academic spaces, curate and facilitate workshops and partner with leading and grass-roots organisations on a part-time voluntary basis.

 

Marcelle Mateki Akita | Digital & Publicity 

Marcelle is a writer who shares her work on matekiwrites and published her collection Lizard & Other Stories in 2016. She is Web Content Editor for the Caine Prize for African Writing and Project Co-ordinator at Royal African Society where she also co-produces the Africa Writes festival hosted at the British Library. As co-founder of Afrikult., Marcelle is mainly responsible for digital and publicity – if you want to work with or feature Afrikult. then Marcelle is the person to contact on marcelle@afrikult.com!

What Marcelle enjoys most from African literature:

Historical fiction, Contemporary fiction, Fantasy fiction, Womanism and Feminism, Erotica, Magic Realism, Romance, War and Violence, Philosophy, and Creative non-fiction.

Zaahida Nabagereka | Languages and Translations

Zaahida is currently studying  for a PhD in African Languages and Cultures at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research is focusing on literary production processes in Kampala, Uganda.  As co-founder of Afrikult. Zaahida is interested in the relationship between politics and literature, and how this often mediates, or in some cases dictates language and form. If you are a translator or publish work in an African language then Zaahida is the person to contact on zaahida@afrikult.com!

What Zaahida enjoys most from African literature:

Oral literature, Languages,  Orature, Translations,  Historical fiction, Politics, History, Identity,  Literary Criticism

Henry Brefo | Editorial (former)

Henry is currently undertaking PhD research at University of Birmingham on Chieftaincy in Ghana and is also an Associate Editor for Flight Journal. As co-founder of Afrikult., Henry was mainly responsible for editorial matters from July 2014 until February 2017.

 

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