The continuous deterioration of the reading culture in the Nigeria has continued to be a growing concern as evidenced in the lack of interest displayed during events that celebrate academics and literary works.
Launching the ‘Anthology of Africa Poetry’ at the Rockview Hotels, Owerri, participants were advised to always give books as presents to help improve the dwindling reading culture. While the turnout was impressive and commendable, it still had much to be desired as most participants noted that the case would have been different if it had been a political rally.
The poetry collection was launched alongside a drama written by same author, Ome ihe Jide ofo afo.
The author, Obinna Stephen Abara, is a Poet and an award winner of the renowned Canadian Millennium Scholarship Fund and founder of the Glendon African Foundation Canada (GAF). He explained why he choose a unique Igbo title for his drama which was written in English.
The highlight of the book presentation and launch was his entrance into the hall prior to reading his citation. He showed his creative prowess by the unique entrance using a local song produced with the the title of the drama. He was truly African!
More pictures from the book presentation.