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Awesome End to a Not So Awesome Week

Last week was HECTIC! By Wednesday, I was exhausted and the weekend still seemed far away.

Friday finally came. I had been looking forward to attending the Abuja Literary Society’s (ALS) Book Jam all week because Okechukwu Oflili (How Stupidity Saved My Life) was going to be there to read from his book ‘How Intelligence Kills’. 519 more words

Why most youth prefer English books over Dzongkha?

We recently conducted a survey to find out reading habits of students in central and western Bhutan.
A total of 200 students were asked to fill in a questionnaire, comprising of 10 basic questions on reading. 92 more words

Wanna Hide Something From a Kenyan? Hide it in a Book!

By now, we’ve all heard that Kenya’s reading culture is lacking. The debate on the reasons why we don’t read has been going on in restaurant corners, literary cocktails, events and the like. 346 more words


Albania :The (lack of) reading culture - by Kamila Hasanbega

Reading is an essential element in education and life itself. However, in today’s globalized technological world we don’t see many readers. What role should the youth of Albania play in raising awareness of such a valuable habit among the nation. 1,185 more words

Australia: Lessons for Africa (Part 1)

Australia as a country has numerous lessons for African countries. Australia although might enjoy the status of having more cities in the top 10 of the most liveable cities in the world, and it might also hold the status of being a country with the fourth highest life expectancy in the world, however in its lessons for African countries none of those things are included. 459 more words


Arivu - A parable about an endangered culture

Once upon a time in the present day there lived a Retriever named Arivu. Arivu was a smart mongrel that was owned by a wealthy human who sheltered him in a plush kennel.  411 more words


Humility in reading

I love this quote from The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction:

Don’t waste time and mental energy in comparing yourself to others, whether to your shame or gratification, since we are all wayfarers.

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