In 13th century Africa, before the transatlantic slave trade, Akam, a young albino boy, through a series of dramatic events, discovers that he is not who he thought he was. This concludes our series of excerpts introducing Zebra comics from Cameroon.
Part of a series of excerpts introducing Zebra comics from Cameroon, Aliya relates the story of a woman whose past, present and future are full of mysteries that began way before she was born.
Tumbu, the first in a series of excerpts introducing Zebra comics from Cameroon, highlights how people relate to life and to each other in very different ways.
For 100 days, between December 2, 2017 and March 12, 2018, we ran a social media campaign to shed more light on Cameroonian writing, called 100 Days of Cameroonian Literature
We trace our ancestry and the circumstances leading to the creation of Bakwa Magazine
A short piece on the theme of Belonging, read by the author at the 29th Annual PEN Faulkner Celebration in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 2017.
11 years after his death, we revisit Bate Besong’s legacy by republishing one of his most in-depth interviews
What happens if 11 eccentric inmates transform a prison visitor booth into a colourful fashion haven
Is Forkeh the new face of Cameroon’s polyglot rap scene?
Midnight I Sometimes in the wind I cannot breathe. So much air around me— none inside of me. He…
Howard M-B Maximus reviews ofada rice and wonders why one finds jollof rice everywhere in Nigerian literature, but hardly any reference to ofada rice.
Bakwa Magazine, in its first issue for 2018, is looking for stories around pain