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Bakwa Books/Bakwa Magazine

Bakwa is publisher of literary fiction, creative nonfiction and translation. Through initiatives such as Bakwa Books, Bakwa Magazine, BakwaCast and the Bakwa Reading Series, we engage and shape publics and networks of practice through curated conceptual and collaborative print/audio, translation, and distribution projects. By foregrounding translation as a crucial part of our vision, we further interrogate hierarchies of language—through translations or the lack thereof—in our projects and engage in remapping literary translation practice by prioritising African audiences as part of efforts towards reclaiming our own stories.
Bakwa 11: When Love is a Scream
Multiple Authors, Bakwa 11: When Love is a Scream, Bakwa Books, 2023 © Multiple Authors

From Gorée Island to Sugartown, Bakwa 11: When Love Is a Scream assembles stories, essays, poetry and translation that contemplate and contextualise the realities and experiences of women. This genre-defying issue of Bakwa Magazine includes contributions by Jamila Osman, Nadia Ahidjo, Bertille Mbarga, Yvette Yko Tetteh, Deborah Usidamen, Koutoukouté, Gladwell Pamba, Hajaarh Muhammad Bashar, Tsatchou Leïla Fortune, Akua Amankwah, Mx Elle, and Selma Kovich.