PRESS RELEASE: 11 & 12-Year-Old Talented Cameroonian-British Sisters From Northampton Release Their Debut Novels!
We are thrilled to share with you the groundbreaking success of 11 & 12-Year-Old Cameroonian British Sisters From Northampton, Aiyven and Kirsten Mbawa, respectively, as they hit the road to publish their debut novels in May 2020!
“Reading is quite fundamental. We are grateful to all the crowdfunding backers and incredibly proud of the girls. Hopefully, this will inspire other children to fall in love with reading” Ndah Mbawa, mum.
Following the huge success of their landmark Kickstarter campaign, which ended in March, the talented and gifted Duo wasted no time and went on to publish their debut novels, “Sagas of Anya” and “Land of The Nurogons” in May 2020! The books are now widely available on Amazon, Waterstones, and on their website for you to get your copies and enjoy the adventurous ride with your little ones.
Watch their Kickstarter campaign video where it all started here and be inspired by their unwavering drive and determination to succeed:
Their immense love and passion for reading and inspiring other children to develop a love for literacy saw them start up their own YouTube Channel, The Mbawa Book Reviewers, through which they frequently share videos in which they review children and middle-grade books and share their love for books and reading with the world.
Since the publication of their books, they have featured on diverse high profile media platforms, from BBC Look East TV to BBC Radio Northampton and various social media platforms, websites, and blogs, to talk about their inspiring journey and remarkable success.
Below is their inspiring interview on BBC Look East TV:
About Sagas of Anya by 12 years old Kirstin Mbawa:
This is a historical fiction, about the life of Victorian day Welsh teen, Anya, who is set off to London to be a maid after her mother dies and her father takes to drink.
About Land of the Nurogons by 11 years old Aiyven Mbawa:
This is a fantasy adventure, which details the adventures of four ‘ordinary’ teenagers as they embark on a quest to save a new dimension that they have come to know and love from the clutches of a treacherous enemy.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Aiyven and Kirsten Mbawa are 11 and 12 –year-old Cameroonian – British sisters who are in Year 6 & 7 respectively. They were born in Northampton, UK; where they live with their parents, youngest sister Kaitlyn and pet cat Zaki.
They are voracious readers and book reviewers, and now, authors of Land Of The Nurogons and Sagas of Anya, respectively. With homage to historical fiction out of the way, Kirsten plans to throw the boundaries of time and place to the wind by writing dystopian fiction for her next book, while Aiyven plans on building Land Of The Nurogons into a series. In their spare time, they take gymnastics, tennis, and piano lessons, and also learn Mandarin.
For interviews and more details on how to get books, contact the author’s mother, Ndah Mbawa on +44 (0) 7949 820 944 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org