african literature podcasts

1. New Books in African Studies

About Podcast 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. Frequency 2 episodes / week Since Jun 2008 Podcast
Facebook fans 1.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 803 ⋅ Domain Authority 68


2. The Gist of Freedom

About Podcast 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. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Nov 2012 Also in Podcast
Twitter followers 3.6K ⋅ Domain Authority 87


3. African Theological Scholarship

About Podcast 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. Frequency 15 episodes / month Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 325 ⋅ Twitter followers 270 ⋅ Domain Authority 84


4. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne

About Podcast 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. Frequency 4 episodes / week Since Oct 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 6.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 259 ⋅ Domain Authority 61


5. Nomwe

About Podcast 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. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Dec 2016 Podcast
Social Engagement 1


6. Black Canon

About Podcast 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. Frequency 3 episodes / month Since Sep 2019 Podcast
Twitter followers 7 ⋅ Social Engagement 1


7. James Murua's Literary Podcast

About Podcast I archive the African and Black literary scene. A podcast about books by African and Black writers. Frequency 2 episodes / week Since Mar 2018 Podcast
Twitter followers 17.4K ⋅ Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.7K


8. African-American Collection, July 2007 by Unknown

About Podcast 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. Frequency 10 episodes / month Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 6.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 259 ⋅ Domain Authority 61 ⋅ Alexa Rank 173.8K


9. StoryThatTouchs

About Podcast 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. Frequency 4 episodes / week Since Aug 2020 Podcast
Twitter followers 30 ⋅ Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.7K


10. Arts Africa

About Podcast Arts Africa covers everything from literature to performing and visual arts, across the length and breadth of Global Africa. We talk to Africa's finest creatives as well as emerging new talent from poets, writers, painters, actors, comedians, architects, creatives galore! Frequency 2 episodes / week Since Jul 2020 Also in Podcast
Facebook fans 38.6K ⋅ Twitter followers 153 ⋅ Domain Authority 16 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.3M


11. The stories we tell

About Podcast A conversation series for African writers to share the stories they have encountered on their individual writing journeys. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Jun 2020 Podcast
Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.1K


12. Rants and Words (RaW)

About Podcast 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!!!!! Frequency 1 episode / month Since Sep 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.1K


13. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

About Podcast 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. Frequency 1 episode / day Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 6.4K ⋅ Twitter followers 258 ⋅ Domain Authority 61 ⋅ Alexa Rank 179.8K


14. Titon Speaks

About Podcast 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. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Twitter followers 184 ⋅


15. Culture Road

About Podcast Culture Road is a new podcast of analysis and commentary of culture and ecology. Your host, George Joshua Orwel is a philosopher and college lecturer in New York. Born in Kenya, he has worked as a journalist for more than two decades across three continents. Orwel teaches creative expression courses, including African art, literature, and history, and he serves as a trustee of the Museum of African Culture, Art, and History in Brooklyn, NY. Frequency 2 episodes / month Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 60 ⋅ Alexa Rank 3.9K


16. Poemify Podcast

About Podcast Poemify is redefining African literature with everything poetry, fiction, nonfiction, book reviews, creative rants, letters, and opinions. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Dec 2019 Podcast
Facebook fans 3.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 1K ⋅ Social Engagement 8 ⋅ Alexa Rank 1.1M


17. Black Authors Network Talk Show

About Podcast 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. Frequency 5 episodes / quarter Since Jan 2009 Podcast
Twitter followers 22.8K ⋅ Social Engagement 2 ⋅ Domain Authority 87 ⋅ Alexa Rank 20.6K


18. Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads

About Podcast 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. Frequency 1 episode / quarter Since Oct 2015 Podcast
Facebook fans 73 ⋅ Twitter followers 675 ⋅ Social Engagement 7 ⋅ Domain Authority 17 ⋅


19. Positively African

About Podcast 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. Frequency 7 episodes / quarter Since Sep 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 2.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 361 ⋅ Social Engagement 3 ⋅ Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.6K


20. The Nook Podcast

About 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. Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Since Sep 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.1K


21. In Conversation with Afrika Eye

About Podcast Afrika Eye's Esther Afikiruweh and Annie Menter are using this space to talk all things culture-wise in African and the Diaspora. They will be chatting with creatives about film, music, literature as well as signposting listeners to interesting upcoming events! Watch this space. Frequency 1 episode / month Since Nov 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 2.1K ⋅ Twitter followers 2.5K ⋅ Domain Authority 87 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.3K


22. The Other Friends Podcast

About Podcast The Other Friends Podcast asks the question, where are all the young, vibrant African writers and poets contributing to the global conversation on Nigerian poetry. We try to answer that question by speaking with young Nigerian poets, writers, journalists, and essayists about the present and future of literature on the continent, their personal experiences, and their work. Frequency 3 episodes / year Since Oct 2019 Podcast
Facebook fans 130.9K ⋅ Domain Authority 72 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.4K


23. The Nami Podcast

About 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. Frequency 9 episodes / year Since Apr 2020 Podcast
Twitter followers 388 ⋅ Domain Authority 72 ⋅ Alexa Rank 4.4K


24. Turning Pages Podcast

About Podcast Turning Pages with Vuvu Vena is a bookish podcast focused mainly on South African, African, and African Diaspora literature, and authors. On here you can expect reviews, bookish discussions, and interviews. Frequency 9 episodes / year Since Mar 2020 Podcast
Facebook fans 296 ⋅ Twitter followers 758 ⋅ Domain Authority 8 ⋅


25. Cruise With Diray

About Podcast 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. Frequency 8 episodes / year Since May 2020 Podcast
Domain Authority 84 ⋅ Alexa Rank 2.1K