Hi there, I’m Emi, a Book blogger from London.
Karibee Books was birthed from my passion to promote the reading culture by building a dynamic literary community.
I grew up surrounded by books. My mother, Geraldine Kalango, is a School Principal and her father worked extensively in the Nigerian educational sector, heading several schools across the southern region of the country. Interestingly, the name ‘Karibee’ is a nod to my maternal grandfather – Anthony Karibi Bob-Manuel, who was the first person to pique my interest in books by letting me read and play with his classic paperbacks even as a young child. This interest was honed further in my teenage years when I launched a book rental service as a side business, while I studied at University.
As an IT professional now living in an urban city, I have keen interests in style and technology; but books have always been my first love. Through Karibee’s projects, events and activities, this platform hopes to support the people at both ends of the ‘book spectrum’ – the Readers and the Writers. To inspire and entertain the avid reader, while promoting established writers and nurturing aspiring ones.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll stick around, so together we can get as many people reading again.