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Dzekashu MacViban
Cooperation fellowship
2019
Cameroon
01. April 2019 - 31. May 2019

Born 1985 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Dzekashu MacViban is a writer and editor based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. He studied Bilingual Letters at the University of Buea in Cameroon and subsequently published his first book Scions of the Malcontent in 2011.

After a one year gig at the Ann Arbor Review of Books, he subsequently wrote for Goethe.de/kamerun, The Africa ReportThis Is Africa, and IDG Connect. In 2016, he was a writer-in-residence at the Ebedi International Writers Residency. His fiction has appeared in WasafiriKwani? and Jungle Jim. Dzekashu was runner-up for the Sonora Review’s Flash Friday Caption Contest in 2012, and received Special Mention for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize. He was formerly Editorial Manager at This Is Africa and co-edited Limbe to Lagos: Nonfiction from Cameroon and Nigeria (2018) and edited Of Passion and Ink: New Voices from Cameroon (2019).

Dzekashu is the founder of Bakwa, an organisation that empowers Cameroonian storytellers across multimedia outlets such as Bakwa Magazine, Bakwa Booksand Bakwacast.