Literary Exchange Project: Call for Applications

    Goethe-Institut in  Lagos  and  Yaounde in  collaboration with  Saraba   Magazine  and Bakwa   Magazine   invites  applications  for   participation  in  a  mentored  series  of exchanges and workshops on creative non-fiction. Though  Cameroon  and  Nigeria  are  neighbors  and  share a  lot…

[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,…

Creative Writing Workshop 29/10/2016

  In line with its mission to create a space where high quality writing can be nurtured and published, Bakwa magazine has been involved in a series of off-line activities, notably, a short story competition, a creative writing workshop and…

Bakwa Magazine Creative Writing Workshop

Cliquez ici pour lire la version en français      29.10.2016, 10am Goethe-Institut                      Bakwa magazine invites applications for a creative writing workshop which will take place on October 29 at the Goethe-Institut. This workshop, which falls within the framework…

Wikithon Cameroon 25/06/2016

  Join us on Saturday 25 June for a Wikithon at the Goethe-Institut Cameroon at 10 am. 25/06/2016 @ 10am   “Wikithon” (based on Hackathon, an event in which computer programmers and others collaborate intensively on software projects) is an…

Short Story Day Africa Flow Workshops

  Short Story Day Africa in partnership with the Goethe Institut invite submissions to attend a series of one day workshops in the following cities: Johannesburg, South Africa | 18 June 2016 Lagos, Nigeria | 18 June 2016 Nairobi, Kenya | 18…

Ten Cities: Public Sphere, Urban Space, Club Culture

10 countries, 2 continents, 3 disciplines, 22 concerts, 10 photographers, and 23 authors   Whether it’s in Nairobi or in Kyiv, in Bristol or in Cairo: in all the major cities of Africa and Europe, people get together in dedicated…

African Dreams, German Campfire, English Words by Sylvia Schlettwein

Namibian writer, Sylvia Schlettwein, uses German titbits in her English stories not as an expression of Germanness, but rather of Namibianness and Africanness.   I don’t have any problem being classified as an African writer. When I am asked whether…

The Spoken Word Project – Stories travelling through Africa

“Oral narratives are an essential part of constructing identities in this part of the world. It is important to enable people to keep up access to their history. “ Lebogang Mashile, South-African poet Stories are created by being told. In…

Editorial 04

  Soul Makossa by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango dates back to 1972 and is often cited as one of the first disco records ever. Over the years, the song has been sampled and alluded to in songs by artists such…

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