1. Onitsha Market Literature


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    From the collection of Kurt Thometz, author/editor of 'Life Turns Man Up and Down: Highlife, Useful Advice and Mad English' (New York: Pantheon Books, 2001), an anthology of Onitsha Market Literature. An indigenous Nigerian publishing phenomenon that was all the rage from World War II until the late 1960s, on the cusp between orality and literacy, the pamphlets contain stories, novels, plays and discourses on the dangers and pleasures of loose living and advice on matters ranging from selecting a wife to managing your money. See: www.kurtthometz.com for further fodder.

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