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1. The Sierra Leonean Writers Series (SLWS) was established by Prof. Osman Sankoh (Mallam O.) in 2001 with the publication of the English editions of his books Hybrid Eyes - Reflections of an African in Europe and Beautiful Colours - Reflections on the Problem of Racism.


2. SLWS will focus on academic, fictional, non-fictional and scientific writing including textbooks.


3. As the name implies, SLWS will publish books by writers of Sierra Leonean origin only.


4. Authors who approach SLWS must be aware that our primary distribution focus is Sierra Leone. However, we will collaborate with other publishers and distributors to make our books available elsewhere. Authors are expected to contribute to the distribution efforts of SLWS.


5. We do not yet have the facility to make our books available on AMAZON but we are working on this. SLWS authors agree on simultaneous publication of their books as eBooks. 


6. Since our goal is to assist writers of Sierra Leonean origin to publish their work, we are very flexible in publishing arrangements. However, we do not compromise on quality. All manuscripts including books already published elsewhere that are submitted to SLWS must be reviewed by our Editorial Board.


7. Please note that unless we commission the writing of a book or we are convinced to co-finance, authors of unsolicited manuscripts must pay for the full cost of the production of their books.


8. Please read our editorial and publication policies before approaching SLWS.

Sierra Leone Writers Guild established in Freetown


The Sierra Leone Writers Guild (SLWG) has been established in Sierra Leone by a group of published writers in the country. Dr. Isa Blyden is the interim President. Mr Moses Kainwo is the Secretary. All published writers of Sierra Leonean origin are eligible to seek SLWG membership. Please watch this space for more news from SLWG in Sierra Leone.


SLWG was introduced to the public at a ceremony at the British Council in Freetown on 27th June 2013. A documentary of the event is available by clicking on the following link:


A formal launching ceremonly is expected to be held in Freetown in December 2013. Watch this space!


Isa Blyden

Newly Published Books

Meet the SLWS Publisher

Mallam O.


SLWS Business Manager

Fatmata Sankoh

SLWS eBook Manager

Sqn Ldr. Winston Forde

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