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Bakwa 07

Bakwa 07   Contributors: Imbolo Mbue, TJ benson, Minna Salami, Dami Ajayi, Serubiri Moses, Percy Zvomuya, Socrates Mbamalu, Jeremy Klemin, Dzekashu MacViban, Roy Udeh-Ubakah, Abiola Oni, Elsa M’bala and Joyce Ashuntantang. Cover art: Sentury Yob Cover design: Dante Besong  

Bakwa at 10: Celebrating a Decade of Disruption

December 2021 will mark Bakwa Magazine’s tenth anniversary. From inception in 2011 to currently being at the forefront of African literary culture, our journey is a remarkable one. Created as a response to the dearth of critical and creative writing…

Street Smart Stories

Founded by creative technologist Tim Kindberg (matter II media) and artist Lily Green (No Bindings), Grapevine is designed for short form, experimental or multimedia content. Grapevine connects beautiful print to moving audio using the global networks of messaging apps—notably WhatsApp…

Call for Podcast Submissions

BakwaCast is looking for a new podcast creator. BakwaCast is the podcasting arm of Bakwa, an organization that empowers creatives across various platforms. Over the past decade, Bakwa Magazine has published ten issues, commissioned writing from new and established writers,…

Bakwa 10

Bakwa 10: Family Politricks Release date: February, 2021 What does family mean? How do we relate to it? Is it defined exclusively by blood ties? How often does it fuck us up? How often does it protect us? From Bamenda to…

Bakwa Literary Festival

  Join us for the Bakwa Literary Festival, an exciting virtual (Instagram Live) event celebrating books and authors from Cameroon online. The festival, which will take place from May 15-19 seeks to bring people together in these sad, troubling times and provide…

Le crépuscule des âmes sœurs: à l’aube d’une anthologie de nouvelles

Ces nouvelles, appréhendées à travers le prisme de l’empathie, forment un kaléidoscope de réalités et d’expériences qui, en fin de compte, nous dépeignent tous comme des êtres en quête de paix, d’amour, et d’un sentiment d’appartenance.

Your Feet Will Lead You Where Your Heart Is: Introducing a Short Story Anthology

These stories, through the prism of empathy, form a kaleidoscope of realities and experiences that, ultimately, portray us all as beings in quest of peace, love, and a sense of belonging.

Bakwa/Grapevine Workshop Call for Applications

  Calling all writers, artists and creatives! Do you want to be part of an exciting new project exploring the relationship between digital media platforms, multimedia production and storytelling? Do you have an image you want to share with the…

Call for Submissions: Bakwa 10

Image credit: Ana Maria Tone (via Shutterstock)   “Fredo, you’re my older brother and I love you. But don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family again, ever.” – Michael Corleone The Godfather, Mario Puzo   What constitutes a…

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