This edition of Channels Book Club features the author of ‘June 12: 1993 Annulment,’ a graphic novel, Abraham Oshoko.
Mr Oshoko who describes himself as a writer and an artist, speaks about his book and its genre, graphic novels, which he says is not common in Africa.
“If you want to get people who don’t like to read to read, you have to give them incentives,” which is why the book is colourful and also has pictures in it, he said.
The edition also features two social entrepreneurs who decided to reawaken the reading culture in Nigeria through their initiative, www.yimucentral.com, a free publishing site.
On this episode of the channels book club, two enterprising women, Tara Durotoye and Tope Fajengbesi, show how they affect the lives of others with their books.
Also on are the Felabration school debate draws and Ake book festival press briefing, two highly anticipated events of 2013.
Then the icing where the Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, spends time reading to children.
In this episode of the channels book club, Chude Jideonwo and Kunmi Odufuye, two talented young leaders – – share their thoughts on Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’.
This book review episode is dedicated to the late literary icon who was buried on Thursday 23rd of May, 2013.
Also Rita June-Jack and Bola Essien-Nelson spend time reading with children to spur their educative juices.