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 newContinue Reading

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 conductContinue Reading

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,Continue Reading

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 heContinue Reading

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 hasContinue Reading