Award Ceremony/Reading Series [Pictures]

Photo Credit (All Pictures): Nchanji Melvin

 

Dzekashu MacViban, founder of Bakwa Magazine
Dzekashu MacViban, founder of Bakwa Magazine

 

Yesterday evening, at the Goethe-institut Kamerun, Bakwa Magazine organised a double event. The award ceremony for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition and the first edition of the Bakwa Magazine Reading Series, a quarterly event which hosts a wide selection of writers, translators, editors and poets, and connects them to various local communities by hosting events in different cities.

The crowd was made up of a mix of writers, poets, translators, spoken word artists, students, engineers and journalists.

 

Nkiacha Atemnkend (L) and Dipita Kwa (R), shortlisted writers for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition
Nkiacha Atemnkeng (L) and Dipita Kwa (R), shortlisted writers for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

 

A. Bouna Guazong (L) and Bengono Essola Edouard (Right), shortlisted writers for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story competition
A. Bouna Guazong (L) and Bengono Essola Edouard (Right), shortlisted writers for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story competition

 

Nkiacha Atemnkeng reads and answers questions on his shortlisted story
Nkiacha Atemnkeng read and answered questions on his shortlisted story

 

Dipita Kwa reads and answers questions on his shortlisted story
Dipita Kwa was next to read and answer questions on his shortlisted story

 

The first panel was moderated by Dzekashu MacViban
The first session was curated by Dzekashu MacViban

 

Bouna Guazong read and answered questions on his shortlisted story
Bouna Guazong read and answered questions on his shortlisted story

 

Bengono Essola Edouard read and answered questions on his shortlisted story
Bengono Essola Edouard read and happily answered questions on his shortlisted story

 

Rita
Rita Bakop facilitated the next session

 

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An attentive audience

 

 

 

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Another part of the attentive audience

 

Nfor Edwin, copy editor at Bakwa Magazine
Nfor Edwin, copy editor at Bakwa Magazine, read the judges’ remarks on the shortlisted stories

 

Bengono Essola Edouard (L), winner, receiving his certificate by Uwe Jung (R)
Bengono Essola Edouard (L), winner, received his certificate from Uwe Jung (R)

 

Nkiacha Atemnkeng (L), runner-up, receiving his certificate by Uwe Jung (R)
Nkiacha Atemnkeng (L), runner-up, received his certificate from Uwe Jung (R)

 

Bengono Essola Edouard, winner of the Bakwa Magazine Short story Competition (XAF 100,000 [$161USD]
Bengono Essola Edouard, winner of the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition (XAF 100,000 [$161USD])
Nkiacha Atemnkeng, runner-up of the Bakwa Magazine Short story Competition (XAF 50,000 [$80USD]
Nkiacha Atemnkeng, runner-up of the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition (XAF 50,000 [$80USD])

Related Links

 

About the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

Judging the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

Choosing the Winner and Runner-up of the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

 

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