It is one thing to write a book, another thing to publish a book, a third things to buy a book. And may I add another point. We need to find people who can read, read in a proper way. Reading with understanding. Reading complicated structures and ideas. This shows the importance of literacy. In Nigeria a pan-African conference will be held later this year. This is an event that needs the support of many writers. In this article you will find more information about this event.