The definition of literacy in this essay extends beyond the functional understanding of human ability to read and write, rather, its meaning permeates every aspect of civilization. The idea of the urgency of literary must be perceived within the larger context of human advancement, social development and national self-actualization. As a matter of fact, societies
I am of the opinion that alternative methods of publishing are very worthy alternatives to traditional publishing. Like the advertisements from many self-publishing outfits state (it’s almost like they copy that from one other), it was done by authors who went on to have glittering literary careers – names like Hemmingway, Grisham, get bandied about.
The importance of the issues surrounding banning books is that of fundamental freedoms and civil liberties. Background There is a humorous element to Alexander Woollcott’s famous quip that all good things are either illegal, immoral or fattening. If you look at the tradition of literary censorship, this postulation becomes less amusing, as it appears that
By Temitayo Olofinlua “Social media has been very positive for my work,” he says. He joined Facebook in 2008 and then joined Twitter. Based in Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, he frequently contributes to publications such as Daily Times Nigeria, a news website. He also writes fiction. He uses social media to find platforms
As we enter Black History Month, I ask you please to listen to my stories of two giants of African-American literature who experienced the freeing power of literacy. In 1946, a young black man named Malcolm Little was locked away in the Norfolk Prison Colony to serve a term for robbery. In 1952, the same
If you’ve written a book — especially if you’re self-published — you know the marketing responsibility falls on you. That can be challenging, especially if you’re not a marketer. Fortunately there are plenty of free and affordable marketing and PR tools you can use to generate attention in your book. Press releases, as you probably