Literandra is a literary platform that was created for the love of African literature(s), and that exists to promote literary traditions and other art forms that emanate from the African continent and its diaspora.

Alongside our literary reviews and recommendations, we engage in a fair amount of social commentary through the essays and opinion pieces that we write.

On our YouTube Channel – Spotlite by Literandra – we archive filmed footage of our conversations with writers (and other creatives) whose work we admire and respect.

We hope to take you along on our reading and learning journey, which is at once unapologetically African and undisputedly global.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy consuming our content as much as we enjoy creating it.

Lots of Love,

 

 

Contributors
Akaninyene

Akaninyene

Akaninyene is a history enthusiast with a specific passion for pre-colonial African history and socially relevant literature that touch on gender and race, especially within an African context.
Alessandra

Alessandra

Dr Alessandra is a published researcher, lecturer, writer, and the co-founder and co-editor of Literandra. She specialises in Shakespeare drama, issues of race in performance, and inclusive representation in the literary canon. She holds a PhD from King’s College London which focuses on the representation of Shakespeare’s racial ‘Others’ on the Nazi stage. As an academic, Alessandra is particularly passionate about the inclusion of African Literature(s) on Higher Education curricula.