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Tea Tales Reading Club: Building a Sustainable Reading Ecosystem in the Swahili Coast.

It has been long propagated, erroneously I may add, that people from the Coast do not read. In a previous article, we explained our opinion, one of the differences in approach towards reading between two diverse spaces- the Kenyan Coast and Nairobi, and two on the paradigm shift in the former’s reading attitudes. To a large extent, I feel this stereotype has played into (some) our minds as well, in the process leading to a general aversion to book production and consumption. This, of course, does not apply across the board; it is the people who refuse to be culpably nonobservant, and those who refuse play into or be influenced by this stereotype who are at the forefront of building a reading culture in the coast ...
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Tea Tales Reading Club: Building a Sustainable Reading Ecosystem in the Swahili Coast.

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