Twilight of Crooks (Excerpt)

The white flag floating at City Hall said it all. With the symbol of a mango fruit in the centre of the flag, Tumaranda—the Big Mango City—was juicy, wholesome, and edible for those hungry for plunder. All roads led to…

Street Smart Stories

Founded by creative technologist Tim Kindberg (matter II media) and artist Lily Green (No Bindings), Grapevine is designed for short form, experimental or multimedia content. Grapevine connects beautiful print to moving audio using the global networks of messaging apps—notably WhatsApp…

The Mwalimu Palaver

“What’s in a name?” The often-quoted question rings on in an age of post-enlightenment. When I think of the vision promulgated by the late emeritus Professor Bernard Nsokika Fonlon, echoes of “Shall We Make or Mar” seem to continue to…

Call for Podcast Submissions

BakwaCast is looking for a new podcast creator. BakwaCast is the podcasting arm of Bakwa, an organization that empowers creatives across various platforms. Over the past decade, Bakwa Magazine has published ten issues, commissioned writing from new and established writers,…

Il était temps


« Elle est morte. » Je ferme les yeux un instant. Inspiration, expiration. Je reprends mon souffle. La voix de ma sœur au téléphone me semble si… irréelle. Si lointaine, d’autant plus qu’avant cet appel, ça faisait bien cinq ans que je…

Some Things Are Most Beautiful in the Dark

  1. Mother pressed the sweltering blade deeper into my left thigh, ignoring my scream this time. The blood was a thin streak of bluish-red. She sighed and wiped it off my thigh with her fingers. She raised my breasts…

Bad Lake

François and his two colleagues, Fondzenyuy, and Murphy, stared at the gas siphoning system installed in Lake Nyos with excitement. Two very long polyethylene pipes set up vertically from the bottom of the lake to its surface emerged in the…

Sane Sundays

cliquez ici pour lire la version en français Where the sun is brightest, where all the main roads in Kimboh meet, the man sits and glares into thin air. The Harmattan breeze has come with great gifts: pieces of papers…

Une bataille aux crachats

Image: Crazy nook ( shutterstock) click here to read in English On me dit que le pays est anémié Les vampires l’ont vidé de son sang Que bientôt le rideau des ombres Nous séparera de lui — Géraldin Mpesse « Libérez…

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.

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