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.
Founded by duduzile zamantungwa mabaso in 2011, Black Letter Media is a full service print and digital publishing and story development for television and film 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.
Our most recent TV work includes "The Queen", "The Throne" and "Housekeepers on Mzansi Magic as well as script editing on feature films such as "Baby Mamas".