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Enkare Review
Enkare Review Issue I Cover, April 2016.png
Enkare Review Issue I Cover, April 2017
CategoriesFiction, poetry, interviews, essays, photography
First issueApril 2017
Based inNairobi (since 2016)

Enkare Review[1] is a Nairobi-based literary magazine established in August 2016, after initial conversations between Alexis Teyie, Troy Onyango, and Carey Baraka.[2] In its short period of existence, it has published Taiye Selasi, Junot Díaz, Maaza Mengiste, Zukiswa Wanner, Namwali Serpell, Richard Ali, Lidudumalingani, Jericho Brown, Harriet Anena, Beverley Nambozo, Leila Aboulela, Nnedi Okorafor, Stanley Onjezani Kenani, Tendai Huchu, Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún among others, and interviews with prolific African writer Chuma Nwokolo; and The New Yorker Editor, David Remnick.[3]

The magazine publishes fiction, poetry, non-fiction and visual arts from all parts of the globe – with submissions coming from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, India, Latin America and the US,[4] but the primary focus is African literature.[5]


The magazine's inaugural editorial provided a snapshot of the circumstances in which Enkare Review was founded:

In July 2016, a bunch of twenty-something-year-olds sat down in a cafe on Koinange Lane in Nairobi and decided to set up a literary magazine. They had no idea of the amount of time, energy and dedication it takes to run a literary magazine. All they knew is that they wanted to create a space that would allow both emerging and established writers to converge and have narratives that converse with one another.[6]

Recent contributors[edit]

Some of the recent contributors to the Enkare Review issues include: Romeo Oriogun, Stephen Embleton, Frankline Sunday, Megan Ross, Wanjala Njalale, Wairimũ Mũrĩithi, Farah Ahamed, Derek Lubangakene, Eboka Chukwudi Peter, Amatesiro Dore, Frances Ogamba, Kechi Nomu, Michelle Angwenyi, Otiato Guguyu, M.V. Sematlane, Sylvie Taussig, Farai Mudzingwa, Mapule Mohulatsi, and Liam Kruger.

See also[edit]

List of literary magazines


  1. ^ Enkare Review, www.enkare.org
  2. ^ A Brief History of Enkare Review: A Dialogue With Carey Baraka, https://africaindialogue.com/2018/05/07/a-brief-history-of-enkare-review-a-dialogue-with-carey-baraka/
  3. ^ Why We Are Celebrating Enkare Review's Ambitious Interview with David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker, http://brittlepaper.com/2017/04/celebrating-enkare-reviews-ambitious-interview-david-remnick-editor-yorker/
  4. ^ Calling Kenyan writers: ‘Enkare Review’ wants your work, http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/weekend/Calling-Kenyan-writers-Enkare-Review-wants-your-work/1220-3400108-e0qioz/index.html
  5. ^ The Enkare Review seeks your prose, poetry, letters and essays, http://www.jamesmurua.com/enkare-review-seeks-prose-poetry-letters-essays/
  6. ^ "An Introduction to Issue I". Enkare Review. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2020.

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