There are bookshops in Nigeria—but nowhere near enough

The question that was asked about the presence of bookshops in Nigeria caused a stir in some sections of the world population. The Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was asked this question by a French journalist. Several people offered help in answering this question. The easiest answer is YES. 

In this article the writer delves deeper and asks questions about where you can find these bookshops, how long you have to walk, how far you have to run or cycle. Mary poses with "Things Fall Apart", the first novel of Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, at a bookshop on a street in Calabar, Cross River State, southeast Nigeria March 23, 2013. Achebe, widely seen as the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82. Achebe's "Things Fall Apart", published in 1958, told of his Igbo ethnic group's fatal brush with British colonizers in the 1800s - the first time the story of European colonialism had been told from an African viewpoint to an international audience

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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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