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…

Short Story Competition Shortlist

    “Bad Lake” by Nkiacha Atemnkeng “Brrrrrrrrr” by A. Bouna Guazong “De passion et d’encre” by Bengono Essola Edouard “Scrap Hunters” by Dipita Kwa     Special Mentions “Cinq minutes” by Mbaya Ombassa Hilaire Christ Loïc “Fanta from America”…

The Six Most-Read Stories on Bakwa Magazine in 2016

Reviews dominate this year’s most-read stories on Bakwa magazine. When our readers aren’t reading reviews, they are reading about the Anglophone Problem in Cameroon. The recent protests in the English-speaking parts of Cameroon, resulting from a language crisis (which was…

Les écrivains, ces assassins : mon expérience en tant que membre de jury du concours de nouvelles de Bakwa magazine

Edwige-Renée Dro En prélude à la publication de la liste des finalistes de notre concours de nouvelles prévue pour demain le 31 décembre 2016, l’un des juges, Edwige-Renée Dro, partage avec nous ses réflexions sur les nouvelles du concours et…

Judging the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

  Edwige-Renée Dro Ahead of tomorrow’s release of the shortlist for our short story competition, one of the judges, Edwige-Renée Dro, shares her thoughts on the stories and Cameroonian writing.   Cliquez ici pour lire la version en français  …

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer at the Ake Festival

Titilayo Adeoye What does a day in the life of a volunteer at the Ake Festival look like? Titilayo Adeoye shares hers The Ake Arts and Book Festival comes up every year in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is a…

Afrikult's Words that Travel

Afrikult presents the final of the three-part series Words that Travel. Running throughout 2016, each event focuses on particular mediums and traditions of African literature with the third featuring African music. Words that Travel aims to showcase the wonderful and…

A Scapegoat and Messiah in Roland Rugero's Baho!

  Uzoma Ihejirika Translators are faced with the difficult task of reconstructing meaning across languages and cultures. Christopher Schaefer undertakes this task in Baho!, Roland Rugero’s second novel (originally published in French) and also, according to the publisher, the first…

Short Story Competition Judges

Ahead of next month’s release of the shortlisted stories for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition, and Edwige-Renée Dro’s observations on the stories, below is a brief profile of the judges. En vue de la publication de la liste des…

The Sound of Things to Come and the Smallness of the World

Uzoma Ihejirika There is a saying that the world is a small place, that there is always someone who knows someone who knows us. Ours, we have come to believe, is a far-flung, yet close by neighborhood. In The Sound…

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