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A RAINBOW CHRISTMAS!!

A RAINBOW CHRISTMAS!!

DECEMBER READING- 16TH OF DECEMBER 2017 To round off the year, our December reading will focus on the magic of Christmas. It will be a family affair, where we will be reading Christmas in Nigeria by Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue which tells of how Christmas is celebrated in different cultures in Nigeria. On that occasion, we will also present gifts to the winners of the essay […]

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DECEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ by HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

DECEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ by HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

”As Diverse as the origins of their authors these twelve unique Christmas Experiences from across the country capture the excitement of the celebrations Nigerians know as Christmas. Nostalgic, funny and inspiring they encapsulate the special warmth and beauty of our Christmas time ways”. From the book cover

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB DISCOVERS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB DISCOVERS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Curious to answer countless questions about the last US presidential election, the Rainbow Book Club members  chose as its November Book-of-the-Month the recently published book -‘What Happened’ by one of the key players in the election- Hillary Rodham Clinton. As expected, the reading set off discussions on national and international politics. Issues raised in the book included events from the campaign trail, the Russian influence, […]

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HELON HABILA, MAAZA MENGISTE NAMED THE NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD JUDGES

HELON HABILA, MAAZA MENGISTE NAMED THE NEW AMERICAN VOICES AWARD JUDGES

Maaza Mengiste Nigerian novelist and poet, Helona Habila and Ethiopian-American writer, Maaza Mengiste, have been announced as judges for the Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award. The novelists will preside over submissions alongside Booker and Baileys Prize finalist Madeleine Thien, a release by brittlepaper.com indicated. The organizers said finalists will be announced in 2018 at Northern Virginia’s oldest literary festival and all three finalists and the […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB WELCOMES THE NEW ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DIRECTOR

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB WELCOMES THE NEW ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DIRECTOR

Rainbow Book Club (RBC) founder,  Mrs. Koko Kalango  was at the Alliance Francaise (AF) on the 21st of November to welcome the new Director, Marie-Helene Predhom to Port Harcourt. The RBC and AF have enjoyed a long-standing partnership since RBC kicked off its ‘Get Nigeria Reading again!’ campaign with Chimamanda Adichie in 2005, its 2016 campaign with Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka and in the plans […]

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RAINBOW AT THE FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN ABUJA

RAINBOW AT THE FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING IN ABUJA

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture and the British Council, collaborated to organize a training for Festival Managers. The first phase of the training took place in March in Lagos State while the second phase held in November in Abuja. The training is aimed at boosting festival management skills across Nigeria to enhance the capacity of the festival sector and contribute to overall cultural […]

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NOVEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ by HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

NOVEMBER 2017 BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH IS ‘WHAT HAPPENED’ by HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

‘In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.’– From the introduction of the book Join us for the book reading at 3pm on Saturday, 25th November at Le Méridien Ogeyi Place, 45 Tombia Street, GRA Phase II, Port […]

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‘ZAPP! THE LIGHTNING OF EMPOWERMENT’ AT THE RAINBOW BOOK CLUB

‘ZAPP! THE LIGHTNING OF EMPOWERMENT’ AT THE RAINBOW BOOK CLUB

Zapp! (The Lightning of empowerment) by Williams C. Byham with Jeff Cox was the Rainbow Book Club (RBC) book-of-the-month for November. Anthonia Edoho, who moderated this month’s reading, said the book summarizes the right and wrong steps employers take that affect the effectiveness of employees. Those gathered for the book reading at Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, Port Harcourt on the 28th of October, explored points […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB ‘WORKS AGILE’ AT THE WIMBIZ ROUNTABLE LUNCH WITH LULU BRIGGS

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB ‘WORKS AGILE’ AT THE WIMBIZ ROUNTABLE LUNCH WITH LULU BRIGGS

‘Working Agile; Embracing change and adapting effectively’ was the topic of the WIMBIZ (Women in Management, Business and Public Office) October round table lunch which held on 5th October. Falling back on her experience, the speaker, the Executive Vice Chairman, Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, spoke to the women gathered at the Margaret’s Restaurant in Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt. The lunch was […]

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RAINBOW BOOK CLUB FOUNDER RECEIVES AWARD FROM ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS

RAINBOW BOOK CLUB FOUNDER RECEIVES AWARD FROM ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN AUTHORS

In recognition of her ‘tireless dedication to the promotion of literature and unflinching support for writers in Rivers State and beyond’, Mrs Koko Kalango, Rainbow Book Club founder and Project Director, Port Harcourt World Book Capital 2014, was honoured alongside other literary icons with a ‘Literary Ambassador Award’ by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Rivers State Branch. The event held on 14th October 2017 […]

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