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100 Days of Cameroonian Literature

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

Anglophone Cameroon Literature at Crossroads: An Interview with Bate Besong

11 years after his death, we revisit Bate Besong’s legacy by republishing one of his most in-depth interviews

Glam Jail

What happens if 11 eccentric inmates transform a prison visitor booth into a colourful fashion haven

Two Poems by Sharon Ibenu

  Midnight I Sometimes in the wind I cannot breathe.  So much air around me— none inside of me. He is between my legs, he seeks freedom.  I am beneath his words. He calls out to a God he has…

Call for submissions: Bakwa 08

Bakwa Magazine, in its first issue for 2018, is looking for stories around pain

The Eight Most-Read Bakwa Magazine Stories of 2017

Contrary to the past two years, where nonfiction and reviews topped the most-read list, our readers engaged more with fiction this year —from conversations about whether a father should be buried in the land of his birth or in another…

Books and Palm Wine at AkeFest 2017

Following Ake wherever Ake goes, TJ Benson chronicles snippets of the 2017 edition of one of the biggest literary festivals in Africa.

You Unknotted the Calculus of the World

   Awogbemila Temitope Ayodeji   Axiom i:   where x is the world. Integrable derivatives – I, you, two mp3 players and Mobutu * Four of us were shadows of ourselves, The world breathes in multiples of four.   Axiom ii:…

Q & A with Frank Kesi on His Path to Music

 Frank Kesi is a DMV-based singer, songwriter, and producer whose Afro-Pop sound is a transatlantic excursion to contemporary Afro-diaspora pop rhythms that blend Makossa sensibilities with the sexy-cool of early nineties’ R&B and the edge of reggaeton

A Lady’s Bed Champion

Tobatele was not into tall voluptuous dark women, but he was into her that night. There was something about him that made Tosin curious; yes, she wanted to know him more, despite his annoying words and attitude. She just wasn’t prepared to know him that way…

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