The newly unveiled Bakwa Literary Festival is set to celebrate the best in Cameroonian writing from May 15-19, 2020.

Bakwa Literary Festival to celebrate Cameroonian writing from May 15.

The newly unveiled Bakwa Literary Festival is set to celebrate the best in Cameroonian writing from May 15-19, 2020.

Bakwa is a Cameroonian publisher of literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation, and has published some of the most exciting established and emerging writers. Apart from publishing, Bakwa is also the organisation behind the podcast BakwaCast.

The team at Bakwa has today introduced the Bakwa Literary Festival to celebrate books and authors from Cameroon online via Instagram Live. It will bring people together in these sad, troubling times and provide a much-needed live forum where writers and critics can engage with audiences. Conversations will range from the role of the writer in times of conflict to discussions on recent and forthcoming books as well as book recommendations, literary translation among other things.

Guests at the festival will include Hemley Boum, Max Lobe, Dibussi Tande, Florian Ngimbis, Mutt-Lon, Babila Mutia, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Ejob Nathanael Ejob, Agogho Franklin and Djhamidi Bond.

Apart from being a great way to get the word on Cameroonian writing out, The Bakwa Literary Festival is a prelude to Bakwa at 10, a series of events and campaigns which will take place in different cities in 2021, marking Bakwa’s 10th anniversary.

For information on how to take part in the festival that starts on Friday please click here.

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