BakwaCast Origins

While pinpointing exactly when the idea of Bakwacast took hold may be difficult, a look into the editor of Bakwa Magazine’s journey may reveal unavoidable correlations.

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.

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…

Black and White are Colours Too: the Ambitious Experiments of Tito’s Photography

Dzekashu MacViban   Tito Valery (Photo Credit: February 16) To observe the world in colour, especially through photographs, can be deceptive— years of perfectioning technicolour have made that possible. We tend to focus on the gloriousness of the colours, overlooking…

From Scions of the Malcontent to Men of Contentment

  Wirndzerem G. Barfee     A work of art is, and can be, read from multiple perspectives. One of the most engaging perspectives to read Macviban’s collection, Scions of the Malcontent (SOTM), is by collapsing the opposition between the…

Q & A with Ntone Edjabe on Chimurenga, Fela, and Politics

  “By developing editorial projects together and assisting each other in areas such as distribution, we quietly mainstream our own aesthetics and reduce our dependency on the global publishing system” Ntone Edjabe   Interviewed by Dzekashu MacViban     Ntone…

Q & A with Paola-Audrey Ndengue on Fashizblack, Fashion & the Black Diaspora

“Fashizblack Magazine is the result of a rather peculiar editorial policy: we are neither an ‘ethnic’ magazine closed up on itself, nor a magazine dedicated to Western fashion in the traditional sense of the expression.” Paola-Audrey Ndengue   Interviewed by…

Two Poems by Dzekashu MacViban

After the Lobotomy I’ve known auto-proclaimed ministers, merchants of salvation whose hearts are wildernesses in a modern day wild See them revel in a hermetic ornanistic bacchanalia after a daily battle of wits to which they impose taxes— for knowledge…

Down Media Memory Lane; A Review of The Mwalimu’s Reader

Dzekashu MacViban       Fervent listeners of the radio programme Cameroon Calling— which has stood the test of time— will see The Mwalimu’s Reader as a time capsule because each piece will take them back to the period during…

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