Genet Press representing authors Allain Ngwala and Mayi Ngwala has partnered with Worldreader and has donated limited distribution rights to the novel Congo: Spirit of Darkness to Worldreader to help promote literacy in the developing world.
Lanham, MD — 03/25/2013 — Through its charitable effort, Genet Press representing authors Allain Ngwala and Mayi Ngwala has partnered with Worldreader and has donated limited distribution rights to the novel Congo: Spirit of Darkness to Worldreader to help promote literacy in the developing world. The novel, which was nominated for Outstanding Literary Work by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards, is the authors’ first title on the darkest period of Africa’s history. The authors tell the story of their nation’s fraught history in a captivating title that evokes the cultural richness of their now adulterated homeland and preserving Congo’s original beauty for future generations.
“We believe wholeheartedly in Worldreader’s mission and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the enrichment of underserved children and improve their lives through reading with the use of digital technology,” said Nakia Ngwala, Genet Press Cofounder and Managing Partner. As part of its advocacy effort to promote literacy, Worldreader has appointed Mayi Ngwala to serve as its first Congolese-American Worldreader Ambassador. “I’m happy to be able to share Worldreader’s mission with my readers and fellow writers,” said author Mayi Ngwala.
Worldreader is a U.S. and European non-profit whose mission is to make digital books available to children and their families in the developing world, so millions of people can improve their lives. As of March 2013, they have put over 450,852 e-books – and the life-changing, power-creating ideas contained within them – into the hands of 3,000 children in sub-Saharan Africa. Those children now read more, read better, and are improving their communities.
Genet Press is an award nominated independent online publishing enterprise whose mission is to develop the future generation of multi-language based books for audiences all across the world. Genet is to deliver high quality fiction, nonfiction and children’s books competitive with top world publishers with optimal appeal to a broad range of readers and for possible development into TV and motion picture franchises.
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