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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Onitsha Market Literature



The University of Kansas has archived 21 pamphlets from the famed Onitsha Market Literature of yesteryear to digital library. I stumbled on the site the other day and its being an adventure in reading I must say. From self help little books to mini novellas. Among the titles archived are "How to write and reply letters for marriage, engagement letters, love letters, and how to know a girl to marry" by one J.C Abiakam. Also you can learn that "Woman’s pride is her husband" from Mrs. Chinwe Akaosa. Also on the list archived is the inaugural address of late Nnamdi Azikwe, Respect for human dignity given sometime around 1960.

The Onitsha market literature proliferated from around early 1960 to sometimes around 1970s and was badly affected by the civil war.

1 Comments:

Blogger sokari said...

Thanks for this gem - http://okrasoup.typepad.com/black_looks/2005/12/onitisha_market.html

5:44 pm  

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