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10-year-old girl breaks world record of longest-written novel after publishing a 58,000 words book

A 10-year-old girl named Hephzibah Akinwale has broken the world record for the longest-written novel for publishing a 58,000-word book.

Hephzibah Akinwale, a teen from East Cambridgeshire who attends Little Thetford C of E Primary School, United Kingdom is the author of a middle-grade fiction book “Chronicles of The Time Keepers – Whisked Away”.

The Chronicles of The Time Keepers – Whisked Away is a 58,000-word fiction novel. In the novel, Hephzibah plays the lead role where she experiences mysterious dreams that are so realistic that they seem to be a part of her everyday life.

Hephzibah broke the International Book of Records surpassing 11-year-old Manikya Sanghi, the multiple award-winning author of “Wizard of Sansanadia,” who held the record for the longest fiction novel written by a child, reaching 44,000 words.

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She not only broke the record for the longest-written fiction novel, but she also set a new standard for ambitious young authors all over the world. Hephzibah’s mother, Chika Akinwale, believes that her daughter’s accomplishments would inspire other children to pursue their creative interests.

“In light of Black History Month (October), I feel her achievement can inspire other children, especially children of color as she is a young girl of color herself,” Chika Akinwale said.

“Furthermore, in recognition of her talents and contributions, my daughter was recently selected as one of the top 20 young people to help East Cambridgeshire District Council celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, contributing to her positive influence in the local community,” she added.


In another story, an exceptional 14-year-old Nigerian boy named Kanyeyachukwu Tagbo Okeke has been honored with the Young CEO Award in the United States of America.

Kanyeyachukwu Okeke,, was born in Calgary, Canada but a native of Anambra State in Nigeria, He was honored by the mayor of the City of Newark, in the United States of America, Ras J. Baraka with the Young CEO award. Read more about Okeke HERE.

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