The reading culture in our nation has gradually gone from bad to appalling, no thanks to what began as a publishers crisis due to a failing economy in the eighties and early nineties. As fewer writers got published, writing became a career possible to Nigerians who lived or got published abroad. Somewhere in between failing publishing houses, 24/7 channel O and in more recent years, BB pinging and facebook, the art of reading has become quite obsolete.
It is high time though for a nation-wide clarion call to be sound before further damage is done. For what would happen to that mind which lacks the basic curiosity to read, to have its mental horizon broadened and have its imagination fed?
One of the TBAB's solutions to this is organising workshops/forums. This year, their list of teachers is star-studded: MKAsante, Jude Dibia, Chika Unigwe, Tyrone Terence, Peter Moutray, emong others.
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