Founded in Yaounde in 2019 as an offshoot of Bakwa Magazine, Bakwa Books is one of the most innovative independent publishers on the African continent, with a reputation for producing high-end writing and translations in beautifully designed books. We publish major voices across generations and are the proud home of writers such as Hemley Boum, Nana Nkweti, Mwalimu Johnnie MacViban and Bate Besong.

As a team, we are storytelling and publishing experts who work with creatives to explore all possibilities for expression. Bakwa Books publishes around four new titles a year, providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate, creative and dedicated team.





You can buy directly from our website. Browse through our published books, add your selection to the cart and pay at checkout.


Our books are available internationally through African Books Collective (as well as Amazon and all major retailers).

You can also order from us internationally by sending an email to