This week have been a very exciting and shocking week for many book lovers especially the African community – well let’s say the Cameroonian community in particular went crazy on Social Media in excitement! Why? Well because a NY city based Cameroonian writer, Imbolo Mbue’s book called “Behold the Dreamers“ was a selected to be the summer read for Oprah’s Book Club! Anyone who follow’s Oprah know’s that EVERY SINGLE BOOK she chooses and endorses become instantly popular and sold out and the writers become rich and famous!
OK well maybe not always famous as many writers tend to shy away from the paps! But Imbolo was already on the road to success as she had reportedly signed a 7 figure book deal with one of the biggest publishers Random House and was the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for her book Behold the Dreamers (a $15,000 cash prize)!! We are very happy for her as it has put Cameroon on the international literary map! Make sure to grap a copy of her book.