Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Read Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah on your mobile device

So two months we asked the simple question “Would Nigerians Read Books on Mobile Phones?” and the answer was a debatable yes, see HERE

Based on this @farafinabooks has made available part of Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah on Nigerian mobile phones for free! Basically if you have an android device you can download the first couple of chapters of the book at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.okadabooks
Now if enough people download the free version of the book, @farafinabooks says they will make available the full book. 

The question is can we get 1000+ downloads of Americanah before next week? If yes, then we potentially can get farafina and other Nigeria publishers to make more books like Ameriancah available for Nigerians on mobile devices. Want to read another book? Then tell us what you would you like to read below. Stay awesome...keep reading. Okadariders Association President.

70 comments:

Mich said...

Hopefully,they will meet the 1000downloads/week target.
Wole Soyinka's "And The Man Died" is one book I wish I could download online,still can't place my fingers on the full import of that book.

yemi wale said...

Good move many foreign novels are available for mobile I think this first in Africa.

Anonymous said...

First of all.this chimananda adichie cannot write shit.after reading her book"half of a yellow sun",i wasnt sure if shes an achebe wannabe or just a glorified igbo gal that wants to claim attention. For gods sake she cant write.her flow is not smooth.and she lacks d inborn ability of d typical african storyteller shes tryn too hard to copy achebe. My advice to her us simple. Build up her personal style. There can only be one achebe. And she cant copy him. Shikene

hilary obiorah said...

I'd love to get em on paperback but where I am at, can't find no paper back so I goTta do the internet thingy.

Anonymous said...

What of blackberry phones?

cyndi christal said...

I will lov τ̅☺ read half of a yellow sun

Anonymous said...

Farafina,well done o.after i've bought the book datz wen u guyz r making it available online for free.una don try.....

Anonymous said...

Thank God.....no more boredom during this strike. Others should b available as quickly as possible.....ASUU abet e don do

Anonymous said...

Beast of no nation -Uzodima Iweala

Anonymous said...

Nice

Tolulope Adebayo said...

people will not comment on this now. because no be gossip. we should read more ebooks, so we can have more great books like this online.

Anonymous said...

There was a country.plssssssss

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

Fab book!

Ezems said...

To download the piece of this book,one has to pay for it! How's it free?

Anonymous said...

Cool. Osayomi of Babcock will appreciate this. Time for him to feel like a god. Nice dou.
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Anonymous said...

Awesome development.looking forward to having 50 shades of grey on ma phone

Anonymous said...

Dis is unfair...blackberry users won't get a chance 2 download abi...@get2nnamdi

Mystique Makeovers said...

Same

Anonymous said...

Urm 50 shades of gray is not nigerian! I'd love to read things fall apart again. " That boy calls u father"

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:19 pm I don't know what basis ur judging chimamnda's book on, buh I no I enjoyed everybit of that book half of a yellow sun. It was like I was in a different world wen I was reading that book, even my hubby, who doesn't like novels couldn't put d book down wen he strted reading it. I think she writes well and I don't see nything wrong in her wanting to be like her uncle. Oh well it's ur opinion. I can't wait to watch d movie.
Tokoni

Anonymous said...

Nice one. Okadabooks inspiring u? Please remember people who use bbs, we read too. This is an ofili and tunde leye's concept.

Chop Chop said...

Who will pay for the air time?

janelicious said...

Nice buh y only android device.buh if they want to reach their expectation they should some other phone device.

IkwerreBoy said...

Wow I have the hard copy and I am almost done reading it... It's a good book I think Nigerians in diaspora will learn a lot from it while those back home will also see the other sider of the western world. Race, hair and love. A beautiful book from a brilliant writer.

Anonymous said...

Can i get it on my BlackBerry 10! Dunno why i always have issues downloading this stuffs, but i have a lot of foreign novels on my phone.... would really wanna have it

Anonymous said...

There was a country by chinua achebe pleaseeeee

Nuffsaid said...

All of you do know dat a wide variety f books ARE available online, abi? How is ds a novel idea? Dumbass hype...

Anonymous said...

But i've downloaded the complete book and read for free on my tab nah!....how is dis a deal?

Chicadimples said...

I will take my Chance by ......

Sweet Fairy said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing. cep telefonla

Anonymous said...

You are a wicked and jealous person. She writes very well that's why she's internationnally acclaimed. Go try and write a poem atleast, let's see. Hater!

D Eyez said...

Mich! Niceee,I would luv 2 read dat 2 N D Secret lives of Baba Sheyi's wives

McPromise said...

I do hope Nigerians will imbibe the habbit of reading online.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

We have a couple of Soyinka books we are about to upload including "death and the kings horseman" and "credo of being and nothingness" will look into and the man died.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Blackberry phones are on hold since bbm is coming to android this week and we anticipate a migration to the more stable android devices in Nigeria. We will monitor before investing money in a bb app.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

The complete book is not available for free. Writers have to eat =D

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Great choice. Have not read it but heard its good. We will pen that down as a target.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Lol...Tolu thanks for the support and comment o =D

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Noted. We actually have things fall apart coming out soon on okadabooks.com

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Huh? The download of the first part of the book is free. If enough people download farafinabooks will make the other parts available but you have to pay when that happens. Writers need to eat.

Ofilispeaks.com said...

Ah...we no wan NBC to ban us o...lol. #obago

Anonymous said...

Nope,i have things fall apart,for free
Aheadahead9ja

Anonymous said...

Oh please shut your lousy trap, moron! Evident from your grammar construction above, you are just seeking to be controversial & relevant! Your basis for comparison is nonexistent. Must you lament on every fudging post on LIB? My friend, take the back seat!

Anonymous said...

1st anonymous it must be jelousy that made u critisize Amanda. Maybe u do not understand English or u have a very weak sense of humor. Cos 4 all I care Amanda is a great writer nd a carbon copy of Achebe's good story telling. I laugh wen I read her books maybe u shud read purple hibiscus. Mtchewww. Jealous.

Anonymous said...

Note worthy step...right direction.

Ruth Fagbe said...

Plz stop bein jealous! It won't take u anywher!!

Anonymous said...

Pls let me in on which site u download foreign novels...Tomilola

Anonymous said...

Sharrap dia! Must u bring tribalism into this! I have read the book and Chimamanda is a talented writer. I bet you can't write to save your life!

K€N said...

I definitely wanna read Basketmouth's. Biography "Before I write a book" they should make that available.

chukwuezugo said...

can we get 1000+ downloads please??? Its high time we embraced the reading culture in this country. We are doomed without knowledge and such mental massage. To even begin with, its strange and appalling when people moan about an informative post being "too long jare". Linda download too oh!

IkwerreBoy said...

Anonymous September 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM... If you had taken time to read her books you will know she has her own style... No need to hate. Because Achebe is the first or one of the pioneers of Americanism in literature doesn't mean other African writers shouldn't. We should be happy we have a writer that is able to tell our stories in an unbiased way. Read There was a country my Chinua Achebe and compare the truthfulness of the stories, before the war, what led to the war, during the war, the siege, rapes and deaths then you will respect Chimamanda for her fairness in Half of a Yellow Sun despite the fact that she is an Igbo lady. That is what I call a balanced story. That Novel is not just a book it is a reference guide that will last forever just like Things Fall Apart.

Dee said...

Chimamanda Adichie's half of a yellow sun

IkwerreBoy said...

Africanism

Anonymous said...

Tolu well said,God bless u..

Anonymous said...

Linda....I have downloaded oooooo and I have finished reading the first free part. I hope this info gets spread so more people can download and we get the full book (and possibly others) free.

Linda pls let us know when if and when they make the full book available o

Anonymous said...

Linda, let me recommend "From Friend to Fiancee" to you on okada books. Read and thank me later. lol

damilol adewumi said...

nice i just downloaded oo. Ii actually have things fall apart also downloaded freewith an apps . really nice

Anonymous said...

Half of a yellow sun is a book for sound minds. Adiche writes excellent novel. Its obivious u never took time 2 understand dat book.so pls keep quiet

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Anonymous said...

Anything available for iPhones?

Anonymous said...

That book's sooo good! Gosh! Chinua Achebe's just a writer!

VeeO

Anonymous said...

Anuofia. Bonga fish like you.

Emmanuel Ejegwa said...

Gr8 book, waiting 4 d full version. Didn't CNA copyright the book?

Anonymous said...

Too late

I'we already bought it on kindle

good luck with more nigerian e-books. It would make me really happy

eskay said...

We that hv bbs are not just going to throw them away cos BBM is now on android nau. So this android only ish is not realistic cos virtually everybody I knw uses a bb. PS- Okechukwu Ofili, I love u.lol

Anonymous said...

Great book. Not sure i like reading on small screen though.

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A VERY FOOLISH BEING FOR ThIs!! Hater oshi, mashanfani oniranu, omo rada rada mtcheww

Tobi Rxtrordinaire said...

Bb users are waiting too o...we read too

Tobi Rxtrordinaire said...

Bb users are waiting too...we also read

Anonymous said...

Me and my nokia will not be able to read Americah online + l am not in nigeria/nigerian.:-(