Book of African Records drops 2nd edition, mobile app

HARARE - Book of African Records (BAR) is working on its second edition set for release before year-end.

The Second Edition, a sequel to the first edition published in 2016, is now at an advanced stage of production.

BAR editor-in-chief Kwame Muzawazi said the new publication will take Afrocentric content to a new level.

“After we published the first edition, we have taken time to collect new facts and what we have on the table is mind-blowing,” he said in a statement.

“Readers will know from the new content that the first person to travel across the world was actually an African called Ibn Battuta from Morocco. Not Christopher Columbus as our children are made to believe in schools.

“Readers will also know that the light bulb and electricity as we know it today was invented through the patents of Lewis Latimer a black American, not Thomas Edison.

“There are hundreds and hundreds of new facts which show that the leader of world civilisation has always been and is Africa.”

The BAR second edition will be launched together with a mobile app called Lumo.

“We have discovered that readership has migrated from traditional printed books to smart phones.

“Lumo is technology that will bring our content, and indeed content from other creators, to the smartphone. In fact, Lumo will usher in a new mobile experience.

“We are in discussions with a local mobile operator and partners, and soon with networks in a few other African countries, for joint ventures on this interactive technology.”

BAR made history after becoming the first Zimbabwean book to be adopted by the African Union Commission as an example of African content that speaks to African needs.

The first edition of the book was presented to 55 African Heads of State and government in Kigali, Rwanda in 2016.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, then chairperson of the African Union Commission said: “This historic publication is a wonderful piece of intellect, education, reference and inspiration.”

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