The second edition of a literary appreciation event, organised by The Book Club, Lagos will hold on June 30 at the J. F. Ade- Ajayi Auditorium (Main Auditorium), University of Lagos.
The outlined programme for the event, tagged “Living Through The Leaves 2018”, includes a stage presentation of Wole Oguntokun’s “Anatomy of a Woman” by members of the club.
The event will also see stage performances from students of the Creative Arts department of the University of Lagos and A & T School, Agege.
Speaking on the idea behind the initiative, the organisers say they desire to see an improvement in the reading culture of younger Africans and to build a growing community of readers.
“Many people often wonder if Nigerians read and depending on whom you ask (and where you ask the question), the answers received are often varied. Some argue that reading has become a lost art, others will insist that the teeming number of people one finds at road side vendors or the constant activity on social media platforms and blogs is a testament to the fact that Nigerians do read.
“Granted that technology has apparently made it easier for many to read, the variety and quality of what people read may leave very much to be desired. When one also considers that majority of Nigerians have limited or no access to technology and even paper reading options face many challenges, the reality of our literary state becomes more apparent,” the organisers said.
The Book Club, Lagos is a community of readers and book lovers who commit to reading a book every month and meet at the end of each month to discuss and share their thoughts on the book of the month.