internet revolution can destroy scholarship

Due to the internet I can make this blog.

Due to this very same internet I come across names of writers with an African bend.

Due to the internet I can find some background information to these writers, who were unknown to me.

So, what is the trouble with the internet? Will it distract me from reading books, make a thorough study of a subject? 

The Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka is a bit pessimistic about the influence of the internet on the world of books and scholarship. He spoke about these matters at an annual lecture commemorating the famous and late Nigerian politician Nnamdi Azikiwe.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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