Meet Lola Shoneyin!
BlueTree’s project based local consultant based in Nigeria.
Being a writer, a reader, a publisher, a bookstore-owner and a festival director has given me a unique perspective of the book supply chain in Nigeria and West Africa.
Founded in 2012, the Book Buzz Foundation continues to create reading spaces for children while developing reading material through trainings and workshops that are culturally relevant. Our model is to devise the most efficient method of stimulating local book production, especially focused on books that target children in northern Nigeria where there is a glaring absence of reading materials. Yes, textbooks are helpful, but class readers and supplementary educational materials are critical in communities that are overcoming violent conflict and religious extremism.