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Book Launch- Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria

Despite a shared history, Cameroon and Nigeria rarely engage in projects of shared literary benefit.

Call for submissions: Bakwa 09

Bakwa Magazine seeks stories about your travelling experiences. What do airports, borders, passports and privilege when travelling mean to you? We seek fiction and nonfiction stories, critical essays, photography and poems that address these issues.

The Bird that Fluttered Free

Ani Kayode Somtochukwu Perhaps a good place to start would be the day he first kissed you in his lodge, shielded by locked doors and drapes so heavy you imagined they would only submit to a dry cleaner who knew…

Bakwa 08: PAIN

Bakwa 08 September 8, 2019 How do we articulate pain? It’s easy to think of physical pain, whereas emotional, mental and psychological pain are usually overlooked. Can we ignore pain? Where does it come from? Heartbreak, menstrual pain— is there…

Prescriptions for Lovers

For his first visit to Cameroon, the good doctor— Dr. Dami Ajayi— graces us with his humor-tinged raspy cadence. What other way to set a good example than to join the other writers and lend his voice to the second…

Florian Ngimbis, Écrivaillon prétendument engagé

Bakwacast sits down with Florian Ngimbis —the unapologetic, vociferous, and hilarious—, for conversations on publishing, digital activism, and taking the online impact into the offline world.

She built her own toys as a kid, now she builds STEM Curricula

‘Easy going’ doesn’t quite describe her demeanor. As soon as she starts explaining the games she played with her siblings, it’s easy to notice the light in her eyes glowing from a genuine love of wonder.

The Art Historian Who Skated

Christine Eyene carries her history on her sleeve. Like a majority of the continent’s youth in their twenty-somethings, she can’t escape the pervading feeling of loss, yet she is treading through the art history scene in leaps and bounds.

BakwaCast Origins

While pinpointing exactly when the idea of Bakwacast took hold may be difficult, a look into the editor of Bakwa Magazine’s journey may reveal unavoidable correlations.

Africa Writes 2018

Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July British Library & Rich Mix, London   From Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 we’ll be bringing together over 60 of the most influential voices in contemporary writing from Africa and…

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