WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY
World Book and Copyright Day is a good time to take a reading of Nigeria’s national barometer, and note the index of our collective wellbeing. According to the CIA’s World Factbook, ‘over 62% of Nigeria’s over 180 million people still live in extreme poverty’. Another challenge is strife in some parts of the country. A UNESCO slogan says ‘since it is in the mind of man that war was conceived then it is in the mind of man that peace must be constructed’.
In effect, the mind is the epicentre in the ‘Clash of Civilisations’. We can wield influence on the mind either to build or to destroy. This is where education is key. Education develops the mind. It helps us think and opens us up to opportunities. An educated populace is therefore better equipped as positive architects of society.
However, in recognition of World Book Day, on Morning Crossfire, Wemimo examines issues surrounding book piracy and how that is taking a huge negative toll on Nigerian writers.
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