Yahaya Baruwa, a 27-year old Nigerian-Canadian is on a mission to print the world’s largest novel.
The megabook will be approximately 8 feet 5 inches high and 5 feet 5 inches wide when closed. It will have 200 pages and a full-colour hard cover.
According to the author, Struggles of a dreamer is many stories woven into one. The Battle between a Dream and Tradition. The stories of Tunde, a beggar on the streets of New York City, and Toku’te, the son of a farmer in a faraway land, are woven together in a charming tale full of intriguing characters and adventure. You will encounter the struggles of a dreamer as he faces the challenges of the limiting boundaries of his tradition. You will laugh, cry, experience romance, be frightened, and be held in suspense as you find out how Toku’te manages to remain afloat in a world that requires everyone to fit the same mold.
Yahaya’ s project is inspired by his desires to follow through dreams and think outside the box. He thinks by publishing the giant-size book, he will be inspiring the next generation of young achievers, by demonstrating that a person is limited only by their imagination, not their age; he also will be encouraging young men and women to read more books; and to capture the imagination of readers by giving them something they have never seen before.
The Struggles Of A Dreamer has sold over 11,ooo copies till date. His ultimate goal is sell one million copies by November 2016; a goal that would inspire millions across the globe.
According to Guinness Book of records; the largest book measures 5 m x 8.06 m (16.40 ft x 26.44 ft), weighs approximately 1500 kg (3,306 lb) and consists of 429 pages. The book was unveiled by Mshahed International Group, in Dubai, UAE, on 27 February 2012. Over 50 people took part in the construction of the book which is entitled ‘This the Prophet Mohamed’ and is a compilation of stories highlighting the lifetime achievements of Islam’s Prophet as well as the positive influence of Islam on the international and humanitarian scene.
Well, Yahaya’s book is a novel; there may be a difference, maybe. Grammarians can help out with that. Yahaya has the help of TLA Graphics, Canada and is asking for public support as he begins this Guinness World Record breaking project. Please visit the official webpage of the Kickstarter project to learn more about the project and support Yahaya.