Bakwa at 10: Celebrating a Decade of Disruption

December 2021 will mark Bakwa Magazine’s tenth anniversary. From inception in 2011 to currently being at the forefront of African literary culture, our journey is a remarkable one. Created as a response to the dearth of critical and creative writing…

A Brief History of Bakwa Magazine

We trace our ancestry and the circumstances leading to the creation of Bakwa Magazine

The Ten Most-Read Pieces of 2015

Illustration Credit: Dante Besong 2015 has been a busy and experimental year for us at Bakwa and we’re very thankful to the interns, editors and contributors who’ve worked very hard to make sure we produce the kind of quality articles…

Anglophone Cameroon Literature: the Travails of a Minority Literature

[Part 1] Oscar C. Labang For a very long time now, I have struggled with inner pressures not to join in this theoretical quibbling about Anglophone Cameroon Literature and just content my soul in a quiet corner and make my…


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