about Black Letter Media

They say, until the lion learns to speak, the tale of the hunt will be told by the hunter. We want to give the lion its voice back and an audience. Our vision is to help Afrikans find their authentic voice so they can tell their own stories.

duduzile mabaso

Founded by duduzile zamantungwa mabaso in 2011, Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing and bookselling company.

Black Letter Media focusses on publishing new African storytellers who have a unique, powerful and alternative vision of Africa. Our readers can enjoy beautifully designed books in print or as ebooks.

Black Letter Media is rooted in the poetry genre. In our first year, we have published two print edition of our online poetry journal, Poetry Potion, as well as two short story titles. But this is only the beginning.

Our platforms include poetrypotion.com, and books including the Poetry Potion quarterly, short story collections and novels. Our writers and publishers are primarily from South African but include Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon and Botswana.

Our bookselling platform is the online market for independently produced African literature Book Lover's Market – bookloversmarket.com has been retired.

To find out what we are looking to publish click below.

Contact Us

Before emailing us about publishing, make sure you have read our submission guidelines
Telephone (during office hours): (+27) 011 480 4993 or email: [email protected]