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Call for Submissions: Poems on the Anglophone Problem

A call to look back at history, recognise the loopholes, celebrate the beauty of culture, and map out a way forward to use the country’s multiculturalism and bilingualism as assets to conquer the world.

And there shall be no more death (A Memoir)

A young boy walks into the house to find his mother clutching a Bible, singing with tears in her eyes. This poignant story is deeply moving and focuses on the loss of a mother by her son who’s trying to comprehend death.

Memoir of a Journey Home

After two years away from home, the journey back to Nigeria comes with its own story. Most important is the story between a mother and her daughter, the love that exists between them and how they interact like sisters.

SOLR Vol.1: a Poplitical Statement in Uncharted Territory

Five years after breaking onto Cameroon’s music scene in 2012 through a featuring on Jovi’s HIV album, RCHL asserts her presence by releasing SOLR Vol. 1, a maiden EP that sparks interest because of its content and creative context.

Carte blanche to Christine Eyene: Sounding our thoughts to the West

Developed as part of Saout Africa(s), a collaboration with SAVVY Funk, Berlin, for Every Time A Ear di Soun, Documenta 14 Radio Program,  Carte blanche explores Cameroon’s Anglophone identity through culture.

Still unresolved and very much ongoing

Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix presents ‘Still unresolved and very much ongoing’, a selection of works by Delaine Le Bas, Thierry Geoffroy, Elsa M’bala, Gideon Mendel, and texts from Bakwa Magazine and its editor Dzekashu MacViban.

Q & A with TJ Benson on Mental Illness, “1985”, and Stigmatization

Bakwa Staff Writer Uzoma Ihejirika caught up with TJ Benson, 2016 Short Story Day Africa first  runner-up winner, whose story ‘Tea’ crawled all over the internet.

Q & A with Roy Udeh-Ubaka on love, identity and power

Bakwa staff writer, Uzoma Ihejirika, got into conversation with Roy Udeh-Ubaka, whose first short story “A Certain Kind of Longing” was published in Bakwa Magazine, to discuss love, identity  and power, and the inspiration behind the story.

Bakwa Magazine Reading Series No. 2

The Bakwa Magazine Reading Series is a public quarterly event which brings together a wide selection of writers, translators, editors and poets, and connects them to various local communities through events hosted in different cities.

A Certain Kind of Longing

In his first short story to be published, Roy weaves the intricacies of relationship issues, as experienced by the narrator, and by the latter’s aunt, into a beautiful juxtaposition that portrays two people’s differing approaches to love.

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