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 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 at Le Meridien, Ogeyi Place, 45 Tombia Street, G.R.A Phase II, Port Harcourt by 3pm on Saturday,  29th.

July 2017 Book of the Month

''Against the Run of Play'' by Olusegun Adeniyi

August 2017 Book of the Month

''Funny Men Cannot be Trusted'' by Tolu Akinyemi

September 2017 Book of the Month

''The Girl Entrepreneurs'' by Ibukun Awosika

News & Articles

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17 Jul
RBC News

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB TAKES A CLASS AT ALAKIJA’S ‘UNIVERSITY OF MARRIAGE’, REVIEWS ADENIYI’S ‘AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY’

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RBC News

NORWAY TO DIGITISE NIGERIAN BOOKS

On Thursday, 8th June 2017, The Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud announced the readiness of the National Library of Norway to sign a...
29 Jun
RBC Articles

COUNTERCULTURE – A LETTER TO THE NIGERIAN CHILD by Koko Kalango

Dear Nigerian child, today the nation will pause to ponder the issues that concern you. The news would be agog with all manner of socio analyses and statistics...
29 Jun
RBC News

2017 CAINE PRIZE SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

The five-writer shortlist for the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing has been announced by Chair of judges, award winning author, poet and editor, Nii...
29 Jun
RBC News

PORT HARCOURT WRITER WINS ETISALAT PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

Following the unanimous selection of his book by the judging panel for the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Literature chaired by multiple award-winning novelist and...

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