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 Beard by Ucheoma Onwutuebe. The first thing the teacher writes on…

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.

Memoir of a Journey Home

After two years away from home, the journey back to Nigeria comes with its own story. Most important is the story between a mother and her daughter, the love that exists between them and how they interact like sisters.

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,…

Imbolo Mbue: Cameroon’s literary gem and Africa’s first million-dollar novelist

   Who is Imbolo Mbue? What does it mean to write a million-dollar novel? Nkiacha Atemkeng explores these questions and reviews “Emke“, Imbolo Mbue’s first published story. When I first heard that a US-based writer from Cameroon, Imbolo Mbue, had…

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…

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