By Prisca Sam-Duru
Farafina, the literary imprint of Kachifo Limited, is set to release the second editions of Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Half of a Yellow Sun, by the same author. The last will sport a film tie-in cover, while all of them will be pocket-sized, freshly designed editions. Farafina will also publish the Nigerian edition of Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path, in the third quarter.
Also, the Kachifo Limited which publishes the Farafina, Farafina Educational and Prestige books have added two imprints to its stable namely, Breeze and Kamsi Books.
Announcing the achievement, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, COO, Dr. Eghosa Imasuen, said it is the start of a new era at the company.
“Genre fiction will see a renaissance in the coming years and Kachifo Limited is poised to be a leader in this field.”
From the early years, Kachifo Limited has been interested in getting such stories to our people. Eghosa Imasuen’s first novel, To Saint Patrick (2008), then published under the Farafina imprint, was a crime, police-procedural, that played with the tropes of the Alternate History genre,” he explained.
Slated for release in early April under the Breeze imprint, such stories will feature as well romance, mystery, thrillers, and scifi/fantasy novels and short stories.
The statement further said that the company is always looking for new voices and urged interested writers to get submissions details at the company’s website.
Kamsi Books is Kachifo’s new lifestyle imprint and will be focused on bringing creative non-fiction, celebrity memoirs, lifestyle books, cooking books, travel books, etc, to the reading public.