The Reading Culture in Nigeria
This article discusses the reading culture in Nigeria. It deals with issues such as colonial legacy, early reading cultures, languages dilemmas, educational problems and how to define a reading culture. Recent changes and the rise of digital possibilities is also discussed and explained. What sets this article apart is that it explores the writings of many different people, that it covers a relatively long period of time and that it incorporates theory with figures and practical examples. Karin Barber and Robert Fraser’s texts provide a theoretical framework, but this article mainly focuses on conference papers found in the Reading in Africa Collection at Oxford Brookes University.