Kio Global founder talks lizards, Lagos and publishing
Interview by Black Book Swap, March 2015 in London.
A funny thing happened in Lagos, Nigeria: While on holiday from publishing multicultural children’s books in London, Chimaechi Allan discovered a bookshop with no books featuring African children. After this she founded KioGlobal.com, a company that would join the dots and distribute multicultural and multilingual children’s books all over the world.
While wedding planning in 2014, a talking lizard took Chimaechi on a journey through wedding traditions around the world. She wrote down what he said. The Wedding Week, published in March 2015, is Chimaechi’s first book.