The book we are reading now is Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda N. Adichie. I know some of you have read it and your hearts probably jumped for joy! I hear that Ms. Adichie has natural hair too - we would love to interview her for the blog. So if any of our readers can connect us to her, please please do! We never refuse a hook-up.
There are quite a few reading / book clubs in Lagos Nigeria (and Nigeria as a whole). The number is growing because there is a push towards getting more Nigerians to read. I have heard a lot about The African Book Group (ABG) and how much fun their sessions are. I have not attended any of their sessions (yet) but who knows I may have a Rep from the ABG at one of my reading club sessions at the high school. The Idiom Mosaic writes that the ABG was listed on things to do in Lagos. Cool! Here is the blog post about the ABG from Idiom Mosaic's blog.
Farafina Publishers, the Nigerian publishers of Purple Hibiscus, gave me a generous discount when I went to pick up the books for the reading club. Register your book club (if you have one) with them and your reading club members will get a 10% discount on books published by Farafina. Check it out here.
So grab a book or a magazine and do some reading this weekend. You just may be able to say that reading is on your list of things to do "in Lagos" or __ ________ (fill in the blanks).