Being a new writer is not easy, and when you live in one country and your publisher is in another country, shipping physical books overseas can be a pain.
Ndiritu Wahome will be launching his book,The Sad Artist and other Fairytales, at the Storymoja Hay Festival, but he needs your help to get his books there.
Storymoja is an organization dedicated to promoting East African authors, and the Hay Festival is the annual showcase. This is a big opportunity for Ndiritu, but he needs to get at least 100 copies of his book to Kenya for the festival, and he needs capital to get started.
The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales is collection of fables for all ages. From a story-telling weaver bird to a chief’s son who finds the real value of life, Wahome leads his readers on a captivating journey that defies time and reality yet remains relevant. In the tradition of Salmon Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ben Okri, these engaging stories magical realism at its finest.
We believe in Ndiritu and his book. Giving him this kind of head start could lead to opportunities that he deserves to become one of the most important writers in Africa. We’re doing everything we can to make sure that his book launch at the Hay Festival is successful.
You can find out more about The Sad Artist and Other Fairytales and read an excerpt athttp://www.wordbranch.com/the-sad-artist-and-other-fairytales.html Or read a press release athttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/word-branch-publishing-releases-the-sad-artist-and-other-fairytales-379925.php.
The Storymoja Hay Festival is in its sixth year and brings together authors and readers to celebrate ideas, creativity and culture. The festival is attended by more than 5,000 people, many of them children. The writers represented are emerging authors like Ndiritu but also established writers like Ben Okri, Vikram Seth, Dinaw Mengistu, Lola Shoneyin, Benjamin Zephaniah, Yung Chang, and Ory Okolloh. Find out more about the Hay Festival at http://storymojahayfestival.com/
Word Branch is giving donors even more incentive. Pledge $30 or more, and you will receive a copy of The Sad Artist in paperback plus a handwritten thank you note from the author. Be the first to donate $100 or more and receive the original painting of the cover by noted artist Julian Norwood. Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.