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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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Reading as 'the encounter with other minds'

I am still reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, and found that this part describes well what I have been thinking about lately: 312 more words


Reading to connect, not to accumulate

Henry James’ novels often portray Americans trying to somehow acquire ‘culture’ from Europe, by a list of things to do – various places to visit, listed in Baedeker books – as if culture could be accumulated like wealth. 635 more words


Kenyans’ Reading Culture: What Went Wrong?

Kenyans don’t read. They dread reading like a plague. It is almost like a venereal disease that has contaminated our society’s literary culture. Someone actually claimed that 75% of Kenyans found reading have to be cramming for exams or some form of test. 679 more words

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Growing in a No Reading Culture

  • It is not that people stop to read books… it is that they are reading books in digital forms. 
  • In Cambodia there is not a culture of reading and the process must start by supporting schools and creating a national campaign on education. 
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