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17Feb

Nollybooks: Let’s Get Reading Again

It is rather sad that the idea of reading is still relegated to school days. When you stop reading, you stop learning. The statistics in this report are disappointing and it is really shameful that people don’t feel the need to read anymore. Without a doubt, not every book you come across is for you but make an effort to read something worthwhile. The book market is full of diverse genres, are you saying there is nothing for you in spite of the different titles you come across? Bottom line and let’s call a spade a spade, it is laziness!

However, I hope Nollybooks regardless of the genre or chick-lit name attached to it gets young people reading again. I must add, if selling 5,000 copies is what will make your book a bestseller, we all need to find our way to South Africa…just kidding, that figure is dismal and not very encouraging.  We can do better, let’s get the ball rolling and get the kids and the Y generation reading again.


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4 Responses to “Nollybooks: Let’s Get Reading Again”

  1. myne Whitman says:

    I saw this video earlier this morning and was impressed that the publishers are taking the bull by the horns. Most African publishers are caught up in the whole ‘literary’ thing, and it’s not helping our literacy any. Good luck to them.

  2. Belinda Otas says:

    Myne, you hit the nail on the head. Let’s get people reading again and then, we can get all literal or literary about it…how can you talk about literature when no one is reading the books you are dissecting? Anyhow, my two cents…

  3. Lara Daniels says:

    I am glad for what Morkura is doing…and wish her much much success. I know that as a young person, I enjoyed reading …it was more vivid for me compared to movies. In fact, I was a true addict. I remember a day when I hid in the school libary just so I could read some new novels and the libarian locked me up in there. Guess what, I didn’t miss food. I just read and read those novels till thine kingdome come. But that was not the case for most of my agemates and that is not the case for the younger generation either.There’s so much out there competing for young people’s attention. When you have movies and computers and then facebooking…and you then ask them to read, they’ll go “what?” And by the way, the aforementioned three activities most of the time are free compared to books…you’ll actually have to “buy” books before you can read them.

  4. Belinda Otas says:

    @ Lara, you got that right, you have to buy the book before you read it…it is a shame our world has become so porous with things that steal your focus what what you need to do and waste time on mundane things…

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