Tuesday, July 15, 2008
FEATURED: Onitsha Market Literature
ONITSHA MARKET LITERATURE
edited by E.N. Obiechina (PB, Heinemann) $48.95
YORUBA NUMERATION SYSTEM (Pamphlet) $38.95
RIDDLES & JOKES, with Good answers to Make You Laugh
compiled by Olumuyiwa Ola. Olarewaju
Onitsha market literature was published in post-colonial Nigeria and sold in bookstalls in the market in pamphlet form. Pulp fiction, romantic advice, joke books; some scholars look on market literature as a kind of ground-zero of modern Nigerian literary tradition, comparable to the British 16th century.
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