Farafina Magazine started in 2004 as an online magazine featuring the early works of such writers as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tolu Ogunlesi and Petina Gappah.
In October 2005, the first issue of the print magazine was published and 16 issues later, in September 2009, publication was suspended. We now plan to revive the magazine under our non-profit organisation, Farafina Trust.
From the beginning, Farafina Magazine was to be intelligent without being pompous, well-researched without being academic, and opinionated without being pedantic. It aims to provide a platform for the wealth of Africa’s literary talent and imperative voices.