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.
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.
A new generation of writers who will undoubtedly leave their mark on the Cameroonian and global literary scene
Read an excerpt of “Brrrrrrrrrrr” by A Bouna Guazong from The Johannesburg Review of Books
Read a Spanish translation of “Employee of the Month” by Dzekashu MacViban from Afribuku
Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon is available for pre-order in Cameroon. If you are out of Cameroon please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-orders.
The North American edition will be published by The Mantle
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