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 Goethe.de/kamerun, The Africa Report, This 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 Wasafiri, Kwani? 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.