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  …

Bakwa Magazine Short Story Competition

Cliquez ici pour lire la version en français UPDATE: the deadline has been extended to August 15 Bakwa magazine, the leading online literary and cultural magazine in English in Cameroon, which has been at the forefront of cross-cultural exchange, intends…

December Rain by Elsa M’bala

“December Rain” highlights familiar, yet very important issues: displacement and homecoming. With an eye for detail and a keen sense of belonging (the kind of belonging that many citizens of the world have in common), Elsa’s story takes us from…

The Arrangement by Emmanuel Okafor

  With her mother’s death still heavy on her heart, Onyinye’s father makes arrangements for her to marry the person of his choice and the situation goes out of control.   Okafor Emmanuel Tochukwu   Onyinye levered her naked self…

The Clairvoyant by Joyce Ashuntantang

“The Clairvoyant” by Joyce Ashuntantang is part of #100DaysofAfricanReads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). It relates the moving story of how Ma Bechem, a Cameroonian seer, who is babysitting her daughter’s baby in Connecicut, is sought out by a woman who wants…

[Fiction] Afritude by Monique Kwachou

  The excerpt below, from Monique Kwachou’s short story “Afritude” [originally published in the Caine Prize anthology To See the Mountain and other stories] is part of #100DaysofAfricanReads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). The story relates how Elizabeth’s life changes the day…

[Book Excerpt] Skinless Goat in Somalia by Awes A. Osman

The excerpt below, from Awes A. Osman’s novel Skinless Goat in Somalia, is part of #100daysofafricanreads (curated by @SisterKilljoy). The book was inspired by Awes Osman’s student days in India and centres on the story of an Indian girl and…

[Book Excerpt] Blunted on Reality by Chinedu Achebe

Blunted on Reality by Chinedu Achebe; Chinedu Books, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0615629254. While they enjoyed a late breakfast, they began to discuss the history of Obama’s election. Obi started the conversation saying, “I still can’t believe this racist ass country elected…

Excerpt from Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso

  The walk from the Western Medical Fund office to Leke’s home was thirty minutes but it took him fifty on a Friday because he made a stop. Leke watched the pavement as he walked, and his long legs swung…

Adrift by Temitayo Olofinlua

You were staring at the white screen of your computer when he called you that morning. You were in the middle of a terrible writer’s block. You could not write a word. So, you escaped into many worlds through the…

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