Back in April 2020 as people around the world began spending more time with their families in quarantine, Bakwa Magazine released a call for submissions for its tenth issue on the meaning of family.

One year later, the Cameroonian literary magazine presents us with Bakwa 10: Family Politricks. This issue asks “What does family mean? How do we relate to it? Is it defined exclusively by blood ties? How often does it fuck us up? How often does it protect us? From Bamenda to Maryland, Port Harcourt to Addis Ababa, Bakwa 10 explores the ways in which families make and unmake us.”

Bakwa 10 features short stories by Sada Malumfashi, Bertille Mbarga, Géraldin Mpesse, Nelson Kamkuimo, Mignotte Mekuria, and Kanyinsola Olorunnisola, as well as poetry by JK Anowe and Lebohang Mojapelo, and nonfiction by Pwaangulongii Dauod and Eleanor TK.

Click here to purchase your copy of Bakwa 10: Family Politricks.