April 18, 2024

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Haitian Born Entrepreneur Launches Audiobook Platform For Books By People of Color

One day a Haitian immigrant to America had an idea. He wanted to develop something that was hard to come by and did just that when he founded audiobook company – Abantu Audio – in order to showcase audiobooks written by all people of color in 2015.

This young entrepreneur decided that enough was enough. Luckens Cadet couldn’t find audiobooks on Black history and African history. There was a huge gap in the market, and the gap left out something that was truly meaningful and could add to society what was missing – Black stories in audio. He wanted to spread this access to not only the Black community but to other communities as well, providing knowledge and untold stories in audiobook format.

Cadet was already skilled with degrees in management and computer information systems, so he took his idea, according to Las Cruces Sun News, and collaborated with his friend Alejandro Gonzales who was not only a mathematician but a software engineer. Luckens also teamed up with an audio engineer named Travis Hatcher, and they all got to work.

Abantu was born meaning community or people in the language of the Zulu of Africa.


AbantuAudio.com is now a place where both nonfiction and fiction from people of color can be read in audio form, completely bootstrapped the entire launch from their own wallets, with many educational books offered from a list of universities.

A list of the various genres offered at AbantuAudio include:

  • Biographies
  • Essays
  • Fiction
  • History
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry
  • Sociology

Explore AbantuAudio.com here.

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