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Photos from Bakwa Reading Series No. 3 in Yaounde, with Billy Kahora, Edwige Dro, & Florian Ngimbis

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 […]

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Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon | Bakwa Books to Make Publishing Debut with Anthology in May 2019

Leading Cameroon-based magazine Bakwa recently launched a publishing arm, Bakwa Books, to discover and promote fresh voices in Cameroonian literature. The press will make its debut in May 2019, with the anthology Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon, a collection of short stories longlisted for the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Prize, with a few […]

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Bakwa Magazine Launches Publishing Arm, Bakwa Books, Aimed at Discovering & Promoting Fresh Voices in Cameroonian Writing

Bakwa, Cameroon’s leading literary and arts magazine, has launched a publishing arm. Bakwa Books, necessitated by “the absence of innovative local publishing channels” in the country and aimed at replicating the magazine’s desire to discover and promote fresh voices in Cameroonian writing, will have as its debut release the anthology Of Passion and Ink: New […]

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Cameroonian Scholar Olivette Otele Is the First Black Female History Professor in the UK

Cameroonian scholar Olivette Otele has become the first Black female History professor in the UK. The colonial and postcolonial studies expert was appointed professorship and a chair in History at Bath Spa University a few days ago. Professor Otele—whose forthcoming book Afro-Europeans: A Short History focuses on the long history of people of African descent in […]

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Cameroonian Novelist Patrick Nganang Details His Experience at Kondengui Central Prison

A few weeks ago, we reported that Cameroonian novelist Patrick Nganang was remanded in prison, following an article he wrote in which he criticized the government’s handling of the on-going “Anglophone crisis.” He has since been released from Kondengui central prison in Yaounde. During an interview conducted by Ngum Ngafor for the recently launched Village Square […]

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Imbolo Mbue’s Behold The Dreamers Picked for Oprah’s Book Club

Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers has been selected by Oprah Winfrey for her Book Club. The media mogul revealed this two days ago, describing the book as a “breathless journey.” “It’s everything our culture is grappling with right now, at least many of the things about race and class, about the economy, immigration, the dangers […]

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Here’s How to Attend Imbolo Mbue’s PEN/Faulkner Award Ceremony on May 6 in Washington DC

Earlier this month, Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers won her the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award, making her the first African author to do this. Imbolo Mbue will be honoured on May 6 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. The $15,000 award, given by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, prides itself as “America’s largest peer-juried prize for fiction.” The Cameroonian’s debut novel beat […]

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Opportunity for African Writers | Calling All Cameroonian Writers to Enter Short Story Competition

Bakwa Magazine, a Cameroon-based literary magazine, is inviting writers of Cameroonian descent to participate in a short story competition. Deadline is July 31, so begin drafting your stories now! See below for more details about the prize. Send all enquiries to bakwaeditor@gmail.com. Click here to learn more about Bawka Magazine.  [Please Note: Brittle Paper is not responsible for […]

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Ellah Wakatama Allfrey & Bibi Bakare-Yusuf Join the Royal Society of Literature as Honourary Fellows

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Caine Prize chair Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and Cassava Republic Press co-founder Bibi Bakare-Yusuf have been inducted into the UK’s Royal […]

The Inaugural Africa Writes – Bristol Festival, an Offshoot of Africa Writes in London, Set for Seven Days of Performances, Panels, Launches & Workshops

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In 2017, Africa Writes, the UK’s biggest festival celebrating African literature, moved beyond London for the first time, organizing pop-up […]

Earn €1,500 at Goethe-Institut’s U-40 Writers’ Residencies in Burkina Faso | How to Apply

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The Goethe-Institut/Bureau de liaison in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, has called for applications to its new 2019/2020 residencies […]

Molara Ogundipe, Poet, Editor, & Founder of the Stiwanist Movement in Feminism, Passes on at 78

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The Nigerian professor, poet, critic, editor, activist and leading feminist thinker Molara Ogundipe has passed on at 78. She died […]

Namwali Serpell on Using a Swarm of Mosquitoes as Narrator in Her New Novel, The Old Drift

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Namwali Serpell’s debut novel The Old Drift has been a hit with critics. Hailed as the Great Zambian Novel and […]

Nnedi Okorafor’s Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Her 15th Book in 14 Years and First of Nonfiction, Now Available

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Nnedi Okorafor’s memoir, Broken Places & Outer Spaces: Finding Creativity in the Unexpected, was published yesterday, 18 June, by Simon […]

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