Lara T. Kareem

Lara T. Kareem, also known as Naija Book Bae, is a Nigerian writer of sweet love stories. Her first novel, Not Just Another Interlude is published by Love Africa Press. She is a digital marketer, editor and blogger. She is always lost in a story and indulges her love for reading by talking about and sharing beautiful pictures of books she captured online. She lives with her dog, Benz, in the ever-bustling city of Lagos.

Books by Lara T. Kareem

a guide to self-publishing: a beginner's guide

For months you've worked diligently, dedicated time, stayed up late, overcame writer's block and finally, you typed the last word and finished writing your book. Now that you've finished writing your book, you're anxious to know what comes next? You look up publishing firms accepting the genre of your manuscript and query them, hoping they'll publish your book and you're on your merry way to the life of authordom. But, there's no response from these publishing firms or many apologise but aren't sure you're the right fit for the firm and now you're stumped. Don't fret too much because there is another way, which is where this book comes in. Do you really want to publish your book? Self-Publishing is the path to take and this book is filled with all the necessary information needed to get your book ready before hitting the publish button.


It was a beautiful day. A day filled with hope and endless possibilities as a young woman took her first steps towards liberation. But a beautiful day quickly turns sour when Lagos decides to cast its magic, and the young woman's day ends with injustice at the hands of the people sworn to protect. "Fear" is a short story by Lara T. Kareem. It's a story that highlights one of the fears many Nigerian youths have at the back of their minds when it comes to living in a country that appears to be lawless.

love is beautiful when in bloom

Love is Beautiful When in Bloom is a buoyant and soft collection of seven short stories that explore what it means when people meet and form a connection that ultimately blossoms into love. The collection begins with "Full Circle", a story that expresses the sweetness of requited love to "A Binding Encounter", where the bittersweet and endearing possibility of love and grief coexist. Written with compassion, care and love, these light and sweet stories will keep you captivated as you encounter different facets of intimacy, self-discovery, pain, friendship and joy. For readers looking to soothe their hearts, Love is Beautiful When in Bloom is the book you need to read.


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