PROMOTING READING

The Rainbow Book Club encourages Reading for Personal and Social Development.

BUILDING SOCIETY

We believe that reading is one of the keys to creating an enlightened and self-empowering society.

DEVELOPING AFRICA

The Rainbow Book Club (RBC) seeks to contribute to the development of African society by encouraging people to read.

Programmes

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Advocacy

Since 2005 the Rainbow Book Club has been involved in various Advocacy programmes to draw attention to the importance of reading to personal and national development…

Book Clubs

Since 2005 we have been involved in setting up and running book clubs for primary and secondary school children, as well as adults to encourage social interaction around books…

Libraries

Since 2009 we have developed libraries to bring good reading material to the host community and in particular to indigent communities…

Activities

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Reading & Writing Exercises

Since 2005 we have organised different exercises that help children and youth read and write better as there is a direct relation between these skills…

Author Readings & Book Presentations

Since 2005 we have held reading sessions with authors. They are usually the authors of our Book-of-the-month. These session have been hosted…

Book Exhibitions

Since 2013 we have carried the Nigerian flag high at International book fairs and exhibitions to promote Nigeria through its literature…

Projects

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Book Festivals

Rainbow has organised the Port Harcourt Book Festival, (formerly The Garden City Literary Festival) since its inception in 2008…

Port-Harcourt World Book Capital

The Rainbow Book Club collaborated with the Rivers State Government to bid for nomination as UNESCO World Book Capital City (WBCC) 2014…

Publications

We have produced 8 non-fiction books namely; Nigerian Literature, A Coat of Many Colours – an anthology of 50 writers in 50 years…

Join us for our monthly reading every last Saturday of the month at 2pm. Check this space for announcement of monthly venue.

April 2017 Book of the Month

"And after many days" by Jowhor Ile

May 2017 Book of the Month

17 Secrets of High Flying Students by FELA DUROTOYE

June 2017 Book of the Month

UNIVERSITY OF MARRIAGE by FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA

News & Articles

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Stay Up-to-Date with the happenings in the RBC World

19 Jun
RBC News

THE RIVERS STATE OF MY DREAM; RAINBOW BOOK CLUB HOLD ESSAY COMPETITION AND BOOK READING TO MARK RIVERS STATE GOLDEN JUBILEE AND CHILDREN’S DAY

In celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Rivers State and Children’s Day, the Rainbow Book Club organized a writing competition titled ‘THE RIVERS STATE OF...
19 Jun
RBC News

MRS KALANGO, OTHERS RECEIVE PRIZES AT THE GABRIEL OKARA LITERARY FESTIVAL

Mrs Koko Kalango (Founder, Rainbow Book Club and Project Director UNESCO World Book Capital2014) receiving a lifetime achievement award for promoting a...
19 Jun
RBC News

NIGERIAN AUTHOR LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE

29 year old Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ is among six contenders for the Baileys Women’s Prize for her book Stay with Me. ‘‘The book weaves a...
19 Jun
RBC News

WHERE IS THE PORT HARCOURT WORLD BOOK CAPITAL CITY?

96 Year old Gabriel Okara (seated)  surrounded by (L-R) Joseph Ajeinka (Former Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt), Minesoma Minima (Former...
19 Jun
RBC News

WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

‘The World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every 23rd of April, a symbolic date in remembrance of the deaths of two major authors: William Shakespeare...
9 Apr
RBC News

Rainbow Book Club Remembers Derek Walcott and Buchi Emecheta

At its March reading, the Rainbow Book Club paid tribute to the memory of Derek Walcott and Buchi Emecheta who passed on in January and March respectively....

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