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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…


Anaki is an afrofuturistic comic book series by Zebra Comics that relates the story of a girl born with power that is forbidden by the gods of her nation— gods that seek to destroy her as she struggles to survive. Below…

Literary Translation Matters Conference

We would like to invite you to the Literary Translation Matters conference hosted by Bakwa on Saturday 26th October. The event will draw upon a wealth and diversity of local translation knowledge and expertise and is supported by the University…

Literary Translation Workshop Participants

Bakwa is pleased to announce the selected participants for its Literary Translation Workshop in partnership with the University of Bristol. The 13 selected participants were chosen from a pool of over 50 applications. The workshop, scheduled for 21-26 October 2019,…

Bakwa 09
Bakwa 09: Taxi Drivers Who Drive Us Nowhere and Other Travel Stories Release date: October 28, 2019   In our first-ever print and entirely nonfiction issue, we explore what it means to travel as an African. Herein are stories about…
Literary Translation Workshop

Cliquez ici pour lire la version en français Are you based in Cameroon? Are you a literary translator or do you want to be one? Bakwa Magazine, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, is pleased to announce that applications are…

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