So yes, its done. I am excited to announce that I am now a Bahati Books author. Today, in a series of tweets, I was unveiled as the latest member of #TeamBahati. The publisher will be releasing my debut novel later this year as an ebook. A print version is planned and will be released shortly afterwards.
Bahati Books is an eBook publishing company that aims to bring to global readers captivating and well written African literature by African authors. See more about this innovative and forward thinking publishing house here. Follow them on twitter @bahatiBooks and like their facebook page here
In signing onto Bahati, I am excited at exploring the potentials of digital technology in telling stories especially in Africa. I am convinced that digital is the future and even-though we might not be there yet, there is a steady move in that direction and I am happy to be among those to herald it.
Whats the novel about? Well not so much details now (I am superstitious like that lol) but just to say the work is very much engaged with issues of migration and trafficking and the pressures that influence the decision of young people to ‘check out.’
Following the announcement, my profile is now listed on the sites ‘author page’, do check it out. And while you are at it, I am pleased to also inform you that I have a brand new short story “The Confession” published on the site which you must hurry now to read.
Tweet me @nzesylva and let me know what you think of the story.
So now the count down to the release. I cant wait!