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Sidibe Ibrahima, affectionately called Sidi, was born and raised in Africa's Ivory Coast until he moved to Germany in 1982. He attended college in Germany and developed his entrepreneurial spirit there before returning to the Ivory Coast to open Sidibe & Freres Distribution (an import & export company) in 1995. In 2000, Sidi headed to America armed with his ability to speak different languages as well as write four. He began working at a jewelry store for $3.5 and driving a cab. When he amassed $600 in savings, he opened his first table in Harlem selling books. In addition to selling books, Sidi began reading books from new publishing companies and giving them to other book vendors. Due to his business savvy and networking skills, he's expanded to owning 5 book stands that encompass every borough in New York City. Over the years, Sidi has helped a plethora of authors including Terri Woods (Terri Woods Publishing), Shannon Holmes (Triple Crown), Danielle Santiago, A Little Ghetto Girl in Harlem, Treasure Blue, Harlem Girl Lost, and many others to promote their books. On the distribution side, Sidi has assisted Culture Plus and A & B distributors and Say U promise publication. Recently, he's worked with Ashante Kahare, Homo Thug, and helped Ashante to amass 25,000-50,000 sales and become a best seller. Sidi's starting small but thinking big attitude has helped him to become the most well known seller of African American books in New York City. He is constantly sent books to sample as well as blue-line proofs even prior to books being printed. He pretty much has the pulse of African American book patrons clearly imbedded in his head. He has a natural instinct and knowledge of an ever increasing market for literature that many people would spend countless dollars to acquire. Sidi's natural instincts prompted him to create Harlem Book Center (HBC), a publishing and distribution company centered in Harlem. The first release from HBC is Fatou: an African Girl in Harlem, a novel that was actually penned by Sidi himself. Both HBC and Fatou are doing well in their infancy stages and are anticipated to surpass Sidi's original expectations. With Sidi already accomplishing so much, one would wonder what's next. He actually wants HBC to be a huge publishing and distribution conglomerate that operates nationwide as well as internationally in France, England, and other locales. As for his writing, Sidi has other projects both on his mind and in the works. Sidi's desire for literature and culture to come together is evident in the work Fatou. The culture of certain countries in Africa is explored as well as the fast-paced culture of New York City. The result is a riveting story of a young girl that quickly turns into a woman in America basically because she has no other choice. The heartfelt passages solidifies Sidi's ability to bond with African American book patrons and primes him for a stellar writing career that will complement his success as a book seller. With all of his natural talents and instincts, Sidi has accomplished many things in his young life. Be sure to visit Harlem Book Center online (sidisbooks.com) or at the store (2294 Frederick Douglas Blvd. 8th Ave, New York, NY 10027) to keep abreast of current and ongoing projects.
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Book Description Harlem Book Center, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0976393972
Book Description Harlem Book Center, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0976393972