Monday, July 27, 2009

Readerless Kenyans

This is absurd, and laughable - the appeal ascribed to writers (assuming there was ever such) is akin to a tea farmers association's pushing the government and tea producers to promote tea drinking among the population because the habit of tea drinking benefits tea growers (we're an agrarian society, after all, and it would seem natural for writers to borrow from a farmer's approach to marketing).
Henry Gekonde returns: some astringent thoughts on the lack of a reading culture in Kenya follow.