Literature is a powerful thing for many people. It can take people on a journey to anywhere, and allow an audience to open their imaginations. Literature also has the power to connect people in a very real and spiritual way, allowing them to learn about themselves. That’s the goal of Bahati Books.
Bahati Books is an e-book publishing company, founded by Barbara Njau and Kudakwashe Kamupira. It brings readers from around the workd, captivating literature by African authors. Barbara was born in Kenya, and Kuda was born in Zimbabwe.
Barbara said she discovered her identity through books. After her boyfriend bought her a tablet, she wanted to search for African literature on Amazon.
“There were hardly any African literature on Amazon,” she said. “There was a mutual frustration.”
Kuda felt the same way. She wanted to reconnect with her childhood, because she had a sense of homesickness. Reading books by Zimbabwe authors allowed Kuda to discover her identity.
Barbara and Kuda met each other in England when they were eleven.
Bahati Books is their start-up company, which they first established Aug. 2015. Their goal for the company is to build a …read more
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