The Bakwa Reading Series, organised by Bakwa Magazine editor Dzekashu MacViban, is a public event featuring writers, translators and editors, aimed at connecting them to local communities in different cities in Cameroon. It debuted in May 2017, featuring the writers Nkiacha Atemnkeng, A. Bouna Guazong, Bengono Essola Edouard, and Dipita Kwa. Its second edition, moderated by Monique Kwachou and Socrates Mbamalu, featured Dami Ajayi, Murielle Simone Wonja, Howard M-b Maximus, Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Sada Malumfashi, Tochukwu Okafor, and Caleb Ajinomoh.

The Series’ third edition, organised in partnership with the University of Bristol, featured the Cameroonian writer Florian Ngimbis, the Kenyan writer and Kwani? editor Billy Kahora, and the Ivorian writer and translator Renee Edwige Dro. It was held on 6 June, at Kazi Hub, Yaounde. On sale at the event was Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria, the anthology collaboration between Bakwa and Saraba.

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Here are photos from the event, courtesy of MacViban.

L-R: Florian Ngimbis, Edwige Dro, Dzekashu MacViban, and Billy Kahora.

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