US-based Nigerian author decries low reading culture among Nigerians

Posted by Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu | 7 July 2019 | 1,515 times

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A United States of America-based Nigerian author, Okey Nwachuku, has advocated the promotion of reading culture among Nigerians.

Nwachuku, author of ‘Talon of the Python’, said that efforts should be stepped up by governments, corporate institutions and well-meaning individuals in Nigeria to promote reading culture, especially among the youths.

He decried the low reading culture among Nigerians, adding that a robust reading culture uplifts a country to an enviable height.

“Low reading culture is an ugly trend and does a country no good. A robust reading culture has numerous positive effects.

“One of it is that the crime among our youths would be reduced if the reading culture is robust because through reading, one is able to develop his mental capacity and this will equip him with the right mindset on issues. Robust reading culture influences our social lives positively.”

On his book ‘Talon of the Python’, Nwachuku said that it serves the “historic context” function of literature as it seeks to fill the gap between the past, present and future generations.

Source: News Express

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