Anglophone Cameroon Literature at Crossroads: An Interview with Bate Besong

11 years after his death, we revisit Bate Besong’s legacy by republishing one of his most in-depth interviews

The Polyglot Rapper

Is Forkeh the new face of Cameroon’s polyglot rap scene?

A Brief History of Bakwa Magazine

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

Call for Submissions: Poems on the Anglophone Problem

A call to look back at history, recognise the loopholes, celebrate the beauty of culture, and map out a way forward to use the country’s multiculturalism and bilingualism as assets to conquer the world.

Bakwa Magazine Reading Series No. 2

The Bakwa Magazine Reading Series is a public quarterly event which brings together a wide selection of writers, translators, editors and poets, and connects them to various local communities through events hosted in different cities.

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…

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  …

[Video] Creative Writing Workshop

On 29 October, we organised a creative writing workshop in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kamerun in which we mentored young Cameroonian writers who write in English and French. This is the first in a series of workshops on writing, journalism,…

Reniss’ Genre Fluidity in Tendon

Reniss’ musical range in Tendon spans diverse genres such as RnB, Bend Skin, Bikutsi, Makossa, folk music dancehall, afropop and gospel, a gumbo of sounds described by her label as Mboko Pop.

Imbolo Mbue: Cameroon’s literary gem and Africa’s first million-dollar novelist

   Who is Imbolo Mbue? What does it mean to write a million-dollar novel? Nkiacha Atemkeng explores these questions and reviews “Emke“, Imbolo Mbue’s first published story. When I first heard that a US-based writer from Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue, had…

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