On the 20th of October 2018, Kachifo Limited launched its new e-bookstore, farafinabooks.com.
Now, you can buy and read, on your devices, your best-loved titles from any of our imprints: Farafina, Tuuti, Breeze and Kamsi.
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Its World Mental Health Day and author of the forthcoming There’s an Elephant in my Wardrobe, Yejide Kilanko, has some advice for parents about managing a child with anxiety.
Read the letter below.
The world we live in can be alarming at times. Children are not exempt from the fear and anxiety many adults experience on a daily basis. If you’re wondering how to help your child living with anxiety, I offer the following tips as a helpful starting point.
The breathtaking cover of Yejide Kilanko’s new children’s book, There’s an Elephant in My Wardrobe.
The colourful book tells the story of young Adun who is bullied by an elephant claiming to be her friend.
Yejide Kilanko is the author of the novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, which we published in 2014.
There’s an Elephant in My Wardrobe will be available in stores by December 2018 and pre-order information shared later this month.
In November 2018, Channels Book Club will be taking the three best participants of its book review essay competition on an exciting sponsored trip to the world’s third biggest book fair, the Sharjah International Book Fair in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The competition is open to secondary school students all over Nigeria.
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Farafina is set to publish debut novel, Of Women and Frogs, by Bisi Adjapon, in December 2018.
Of Women and Frogs is the coming-of-age story of Esi, a feisty half-Nigerian girl growing up in post-colonial Ghana, with occasional visits to her maternal family in Lagos. When her curiosity about her body leads to a ginger-in-the-vagina punishment from her stepmother, Esi begins to question the hypocrisy of the adults around her who place restrictions on her just because she is a girl.
“The subject of sex and gender disparity has always fascinated me,” Adjapon says. Continue reading
Kachifo Limited will publish Yejide Kilanko’s new book, There is an Elephant
in my Wardrobe, in November 2018 under its Tuuti imprint.
There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe, illustrated by Kayode Onimole, tells the
story of young Adun who is bullied by an elephant who is supposed to be her friend
and has made its home in her wardrobe.
There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe is a heartwarming tale of courage, true
friendship and self-worth. “I decided to write There is An Elephant In My Wardrobe,”
Kilanko stated, “because I think it’s crucial for us to talk to the children in our lives
about their mental health. We’re living in frightening times and children are not
exempt from the fear and anxiety many adults experience on a daily basis. I also
chose to write this story because I’ve struggled with anxiety for as long as I can
remember. As a child, it would have made a world of difference if I had read about a
little girl who was just like me.”
“Yejide is a beautiful storyteller and it shows in how she takes such a delicate
subject matter and weaves it into a tale that will affect the lives of children everywhere,” Enajite Efemuaye, managing editor at Farafina, said of the forthcoming
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Yejide Kilanko is the author of Daughters Who Walk This Path (Farafina
2012). There is an Elephant in my Wardrobe will be available for pre-order in
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Yejide Kilanko is a writer of poetry and fiction, and a
therapist in children’s mental health. She currently lives with her family in Ontario,
Canada. Yejide’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a national bestseller,
was published by Penguin Canada, April 2012 and Pintail Books (Penguin USA)
January 2013. The novel has been translated into German and Thai. In 2012, Yejide
was named one of the top five hottest up-and- comers on the Canadian writing
scene by the Globe and Mail.
The authors of The Stress Test and A Pelican of The Wilderness, Mojisola Aboyade-Cole and Jacqueline Agweh, were the guests at the March edition of #FarafinaReads. The event was held in partnership with the GTBank YouRead Initiative and took place at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, which was packed to overflowing.
Aboyade-Cole and Agweh read selected scenes from their books which led to a lively discussion with the moderator and a Q & A session with the audience. Both writers talked about their writing process and the themes of their novels.
Aboyade-Cole shared how The Stress Test drew mostly from her 20-plus years experience in the banking industry; Agweh said her research for A Pelican of the Wilderness comprised of one-on-one interviews with people from the Niger Delta and reading informative articles on the region’s agitation
Spoken word poet, Chika Jones, and guitarist, Emmanuel Omoile, performed at the event.
#FarafinaReads is a book reading/discussion event which showcases writers published by Kachifo Limited. Guests at previous editions include Igoni Barrett, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Adewale Maja-Pearce, among others. The next event will be announced on this blog (so, subscribe to this blog!) and our social media platforms.
Read excerpts from the two books here and here.