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Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon

Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon

Short Stories

ISBN-13: 978-1-7337526-0-2


200 pages

Publication Date: November 2020


From Limbe, the seaside city, to Kolofata in the north of Cameroon, Of Passion and Ink moves from stories of star-crossed lovers, mental health, dark fantasy, displacement, speculative futures to radicalization. These stories subvert what is believed to be the Cameroonian short story and offer exciting new directions.

Selected from the Bakwa Magazine Short Story Prize, as well as commissioned, these stories herald new voices in Cameroonian fiction, by young writers who write in English and French.

Stories by: Dipita Kwa, Bengono Essola Edouard, Monique Kwachou, Dzekashu MacViban, Howard M-B Maximus, Nkiacha Atemnkeng, A. Bouna Guazong, Rita Bakop, Momo Bertrand and Wise Nzikie Ngasa.


These stories are the narrative footprint of a new generation of Cameroon writers… astonishing and delightfully creative.

Billy Kahora

An intense, effervescent and unsettling tour of our cosmopolitan continent, doing what African writing does best – showcasing powerful, satisfying imagery in settings we think we know.

Diane Awerbuck


A new generation of writers who will undoubtedly leave their mark on the Cameroonian and global literary scene

Dibussi Tande

Read an excerpt of “Brrrrrrrrrrr" by A Bouna Guazong on The Johannesburg Review of Books

Read a Spanish translation of “Employee of the Month" by Dzekashu MacViban (translated by Ángela Rodríguez Perea) on Afribuku

Read “Bad Lake" by Nkiacha Atemnkeng on Bakwa Magazine



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The North American edition will be published by The Mantle  in 2021.

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