The Rise, Challenges, and Future of Publishing in Nigeria
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The publishing industry in Nigeria is one that has undergone different phases. The first phase was that of Oral Literature, where literature and story-telling were only communicated verbally. Presently, the publishing industry in Nigeria has grown beyond story-telling. It has evolved into a more dynamic form that is now internationally recognised. From 1986, when Nigerian author Wole Soyinka was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, to date, many factors have contributed to the growth of literary publishing in Nigeria. From local book festivals to international awards, despite the many challenges facing the country, such as political and economic instability, poverty, and unemployment just to mention a few, young people who are passionate about literature are choosing to write and publish their stories the way only they can and because of this, many writers of Nigerian origin are more prominent than ever before internationally.
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