Doek! Literary Magazine Namibia's first literary magazine

Doek! Literary Magazine (Doek!) is a free, independent, and Pan-African online literary magazine produced in Windhoek, Namibia. It publishes short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from Namibia and the African diaspora.

Founded by Mutaleni Nadimi and Rémy Ngamije, Doek! is an important step towards creating a diverse, curious, and robust literary culture in Namibia. By publishing diverse writers and visual artists, Doek! seeks to provide an encounter between local and international storytellers and a global audience.

Doek! primarily publishes work from Namibia and the Namibian diaspora while it establishes Namibian writing and art in the country’s literary consciousness. However, as part of the continental literary community Doek! solicits work from storytellers outside Namibia to showcase the breadth and depth of continental creativity. In time, Doek! hopes to be a completely Pan African publication accepting submissions and publishing work from the continent and the African diaspora.


Founded: August 2019
ISSN: 2026-8831
Number of issues: 5
Categories: fiction • nonfiction • poetry • visual art
Publishing frequency:  3 times a year (March • July •November)
Editors: 5
Contributors per issue: ∼15
Nationalities per issue: ∼10
Submission fee: none
Submission format:
online via form
Submission word limit: 3000
Competitions: AKO Caine Prize for African WritingPEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers
Awards: Brittle Paper Literary Platform of the Year 2020


Cover Image: Old Havana. Cuba.
© Scott Flemming.