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.

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.

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…

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…

Literary Exchange Project: Call for Applications

    Goethe-Institut in  Lagos  and  Yaounde in  collaboration with  Saraba   Magazine  and Bakwa   Magazine   invites  applications  for   participation  in  a  mentored  series  of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though  Cameroon  and  Nigeria  are  neighbors  and  share a  lot…

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