Atelier Bakwa pour jeunes écrivain•e•s

  Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : 8 mai 2019 Click here to read the English version Vous vivez au Cameroun ? Vous avez entre 18 et 30* ans ? Vous êtes écrivain·e émergent·e ou souhaitez le devenir ? Bakwa Magazine,…

The Bird that Fluttered Free

Ani Kayode Somtochukwu Perhaps a good place to start would be the day he first kissed you in his lodge, shielded by locked doors and drapes so heavy you imagined they would only submit to a dry cleaner who knew…

How to Learn a Language

  Isabella Morris   “How to learn a Language” is the second and final story of a two-part prelude to Bakwa 08,  the “Pain issue”. The first was Sturdy Man with Shaggy Beards by Ucheoma Onwutuebe.   The first thing the teacher…

Sturdy Man with Shaggy Beards

I carry his memory around me…. I bear him in my pouch like a kangaroo carries her young…. I do not remember clearly anyone before him. Do they even exist? Every love I’ve had before now has become hazy, chaff…

A Reversal by Imbolo Mbue

A short piece on the theme of Belonging, read by the author at the 29th Annual PEN Faulkner Celebration in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 2017.

A Certain Kind of Longing

In his first short story to be published, Roy weaves the intricacies of relationship issues, as experienced by the narrator, and by the latter’s aunt, into a beautiful juxtaposition that portrays two people’s differing approaches to love.

1985

TJ Benson TJ Benson explores mental illness in a haunting and beautiful story which explores the relationship between a man and his wife and how they both navigate through it.   Morning When he opens his eyes it is 1985,…

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,…

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”…

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  …

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