Black Letter Media works with various production companies to develop stories for television drama series and telenovelas. We are looking for an intern to assist our head creative duduzile zamantungwa mabaso, on various projects. This position is structured as an internship (short-term contract) in order to mentor and train new
Today we remember when our founder, duduzile zamantungwa mabaso was on a panel at the first Abantu Book Fest in 2016. In a discussion titled, Our Stories On Stage and On Screen, Mabaso chats with author Nozizwe Cynthia Jele and actor, Florence Masebe about how our stories appear on television.
Curated by writer, editor, publisher of AfroSF, Ivor Hartmann, The African Speculative Fiction Story Bundle features 10 books, with nearly 100 African authors and over 145 works published in the last eight years all over Africa and abroad. Our Dilman Dila’s debut collection of short stories, A Killing in the
A great deal of sarcasm and a flair for exaggeration power Olubunmi Familoni’s Bloodofjesus, the story of a pastor-father and his worst fears about the evils of university life corrupting his only daughter. Told through the son of the house, Familoni scrutinises respectability politics in the Christian home, criminal conduct
In Tariro Ndoro’s Absaloming, a new world is at loggerheads with the old, each attempting to make sense of life after an apocalyptic event. For Ndoro, finding the best solution to a natural calamity is about faith in the power of one’s courage to overcome the unseen and unknown. Absaloming has
P Ochieng Ochieng’s Pastor-Malaya documents an unravelling relationship between the unlikeliest of couples, a pastor and prostitute, in ways that put faith at the centre of both their attraction to each other and, ultimately, inspires bad blood between them, threatening their relationship. Pastor-Malaya has been longlisted for The Short Story is Dead,
In Emperor Tiberius and the Tokoloshe, Damon Yeld builds on the myth of the tokoloshe by reinterpreting this sprite as a good friend and ally against foe. Beyond exposing the anthropomorphic qualities of tokoloshe, for Yeld the power of curiosity leaves the narrator in an empathic position than where he
Carey Baraka’s The Elizabethans We Lost revolves around a boyhood friendship forged in conflict – negotiating their school lives through mischief and licentious behaviour at a time when to be young seems innocent, for Baraka’s characters the business of being “funny” not only draws on humour but also exploits eccentricity and personal politics to enlivening ends. The Elizabethans We Lost has