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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.

Short Story Day Africa 2017 Flow Workshop Series

Short Story Day Africa, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, calls for submissions in view of a series of one-day workshops hosted in several cities.

Daughters Who Become Lovers

In the blur of moments of innocent intimacy, the line of mentorship and ‘assumed fatherhood’ was crossed into the unexpected.

Nigeria/Cameroon Literary Exchange Project – Participants

The administrators of the Literary Exchange Workshop Programme —  Goethe-Institut Lagos and Goethe-Institut Kamerun, Saraba Magazine and Bakwa Magazine — are pleased to announce the ten shortlisted participants: Adeosun Adams Abayomi (Nigeria) Ajinomoh Ozovehe Caleb (Nigeria) Socrates Mbamalu (Nigeria) Sada…

The Dark Road to Calabar: A Travelogue

Tolu Daniel Tolu Daniel travelled from Abeokuta in the South Western part of Nigeria, down to Calabar in the South South. He tells us about his encounters on the road and the patience he had to exercise so many times.…

Justifying Petty Corruption

Jeremy Klemin Repeated encounters with corruption while travelling cause Jeremy Klemin to ponder the various forms of corruption as well as the “moral framework” within which corruption is enforced We felt we’d seen enough of Sofia in the few days…

Bakwa Short Story Prize Award Ceremony/Reading Series [Pictures]

Photo Credit (All Pictures): Nchanji Melvin   Yesterday evening, at the Goethe-institut Kamerun, Bakwa Magazine organised a double event. The award ceremony for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition and the first edition of the Bakwa Magazine Reading Series, a…

Bakwa Magazine Reading Series No. 1/ Short Story Competition Award Ceremony

Join us for the prize award ceremony of the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition, which will feature readings from the shortlisted writers. The Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition, an ongoing multifaceted project which started in 2016 (in partnership with the…

Three Poems by Echezonachukwu Nduka

  An Old Man in Conversation   Out of this near empty street comes an old man who, when asked his age, says age is nothing but shadows and lost tongues.   He has lived his past years drinking in…

Q & A with Elsa M’bala on Addis'63

Last year we published Elsa M’bala’s story “December Rain” on Bakwa Magazine. We recently caught up with her to see what she’s been up to.   The main character in your story, “December Rain”, is a free spirit, belonging here…

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