Author Aims to Set New Guinness World Record with World’s Largest Published Novel

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Yahaya Baruwa, 27-year-old best-selling Canadian author, aims to do more than just release another commercial success, but also release the world’s largest published novel.

Struggles of a Dreamer: The Battle Between a Dream and Tradition will measure 8 ft. 5 in. high and 5 ft. 5 in. wide, resulting in an 11 ft. length when fully opened. The novel will be approximately 200 pages and bound in hardcover, rendered in full color. Due to its size, Struggles of a Dreamer will be crafted by hand, made from a combination of aluminum and tear-resistant paper, all sewn together with nylon stitching.

The novel seems to draw from the author’s own experiences of being a Nigerian immigrant, with characters Tunde, a beggar on the streets of New York City, and Toku’te, the son of a farmer in a faraway land, both testing the boundaries of tradition.

Baruwa’s newest novel will be the first of a three-part series with next installment Tunde: A Man of Lost Ambition, set for release later this year with the third soon to follow.

In order to finance the undertaking, Baruwa is also looking for support in a Kickstarter campaign to create a book meant “to inspire the next generation of young authors/achievers, by demonstrating that a person is limited only by their imagination, not their age.”

To donate to Baruwa’s campaign, click here.