Konya Shamsrumi is the capital of poetry. Named in honour of legendary Persian poet, Jalaludeen Rumi, we are an innovative new traditional publisher of the best poetry from across Africa. We comprise a team of diverse professionals banded together for one purpose—producing great poetry collections and chapbooks.

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We are interested in exceptional verse from African poets which capture the African reality in all its nuance and detail. We want full collections, chapbooks and bloggers too–anyone who wishes to share their work. We have great faith in the very best of the emerging crop of African writers, children of the digital revolution and heirs to socio-political upheavals. Konya Shamsrumi is your platform.

The KSR Collective is a project of the Parresia Foundation for Arts and Culture. Konya Shamsrumi is affiliated to Parresia Publishers Limited, one of Nigeria’s biggest independent publishing houses, and operate from offices in Lagos