The author of Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has advised Nigerians to read more stating that what people read affect the way people think.
Chimamanda as the guest of the week on Sunrise enjoined Nigerian parents to endeavour to let their kids start reading from early ages.
She admonished parents and elders to “buy a book instead of recharge cards for the young ones”, “you don’t have to make that call” the very successful writer quipped as she further revealed that that her passion for writing developed because she started reading very early.
“It has to start very early. Reading must be encouraged at a very early age” she stated.
“Reading narratives is not just story books, as how people here say. Its also that narratives train your mind. It not only helps you communicate better, it make you think in a linear way.”
“The way people read affect the way people think” she said.
When asked by a viewer on Twitter whether she will write children’s book, the author who has written a number of novels stated that she has not started doing anything on children’s book.
“I think my vision is too dark and if I write a children’s book, someone might die and the poor children will be traumatised. But I think Nigeria is full of wonderful writers who are doing children’s fiction.”
“It is very important for young people to see themselves in books. It is very important” she added.