GICHABA NYANTINO: THE GEOGRAPHY TEACHER WHO WRITES WITH A RARE FLAIR.


In her book titled “Dear Ijeawele Or A feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” - a book addressed to a friend who had just given birth to a baby-girl named Chizalum – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes: “Teach Chizalum to read. Teach her to love books. The best way is by casual example. If she sees you reading, she will understand that reading is valuable. If she were not to go to school, and merely just read books, she would arguably become more than a conventionally educated child. Books will help her understand and question the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become – a chef, a scientist, a singer, all benefit from the skills that reading brings. I do not mean schoolbooks. I mean books that have nothing to do with school; autobiographies, and novels and histories…

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