New Year, New Chapter
‘Read more books’ is likely to be on quite a few new year’s resolution lists. It is a noble endeavour and one I very much support, but I can understand the difficulty that necessitates making it a resolution. Before you begin reading, it’s hard to tell that the 4.35 hours that you’re about invest in Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will be time well spent. Maybe you’ve set yourself a target – 12 books in 2018, one a month, that seems manageable. Toni Morrison’s bibliography could fill all of the slots, or perhaps 12 writers from 12 different country would be better. How do you choose?
Like all things in life, unexplored territory is best navigated with the help of a guide. That’s what Books Africana is here for. Through our brand new online magazine and our library of books from across the Diaspora, we’re here to serve. Whether it’s new releases or diving into the classics, Books Africana will be here to help you figure what you should be reading. We’ll introduce you to up and coming writers and give you the low down on the books that are getting all the buzz. We’ll help you find the right book at the right time, and we’ll make sure that you get all the time you spend curled up with a book is time well spent.
If reading more books is one of your new year’s resolutions, the good thing is, you’re not alone. Books Africana and a global community of bookish people are here to help you on the way.
Esther Kuforiji, Editor