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.

In Defence of Provincialism

Socrates Mbamalu takes on Chigozie Obioma’s Guardian article against provincial writing. He questions the arguments Chigozie puts forth and gives a deep analysis in defence of provincial writing.

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,…

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  …

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 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…

Creative Writing Workshops in Tunisia: A House in the Making

Ali Znaidi First session of The House of Fiction. Photo credit The House of Fiction Facebook Page. Can creative writing be taught? This question poses more issues than answers. Teaching creative writing is an established tradition in the West, especially…

[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…

Anglophone Cameroon Literature: the Travails of a Minority Literature

[Part 1] Oscar C. Labang For a very long time now, I have struggled with inner pressures not to join in this theoretical quibbling about Anglophone Cameroon Literature and just content my soul in a quiet corner and make my…

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