Dzekashu MacViban

Field of Practice:

Textual, Cooperation Fellowship


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Yaoundé, Cameroon


2019, 2020, 2021

Akademie Schloss Solitude - Dzekashu MacViban

Born 1985 in Yaoundé/Cameroon.
Dzekashu MacViban is a writer and editor based in Yaoundé. He studied bilingual letters at the University of Buea/Cameroon and subsequently published his first book, Scions of the Malcontent, in 2011.

After a one-year stint at the Ann Arbor Review of Books, he subsequently wrote for publications including Africa ReportThis Is Africaand IDG Connect. In 2016, he was a writer-in-residence at the Ebedi International Writers Residency, Iseyin/Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in WasafiriKwani? and Jungle Jim. Dzekashu was runner-up in the Sonora Review’s Flash Friday Caption Contestin 2012, and received special mention for the 2016 Short Story Day Africa Prize. He was formerly editorial manager at This Is Africa,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 organization that empowers Cameroonian storytellers across multimedia outlets such as Bakwa Magazine, Bakwa Books and Bakwacast.

Akademie Schloss Solitude - Dzekashu MacViban