By Wanambwa M. Rogers
Although we are known for being very adamant when it comes to reading as a people, Africans as a new generation are embracing the reading culture more and more as the rest of the world seems to be becoming more and more interested in the visual arts.
This may be due to the fact that the internet has made accessibility to videos very simple for them and in turn accessibility to reading material very simple for us. Of course, this seems ironical since visual arts were the form of communication for many “barbarians.”
Anyway, I have nothing against visual arts and indeed I indulge in my fair share of viewing. This is of movies and other video content(maybe a topic for another day since this is a big industry).
However, my topic today is on making it our resolution to read more than ever in order to be in the know. A wiseman once said that ‘the more you read, the more you understand that you know nothing’ As a resolution, you could decide to start with reading a book a month and scale up from there as the years drive by.
Of course, even if you don’t attain this goal. But as long as you get to read more than 5 books in the year, you’re somewhere.
Consider for instance, the fact that I read over 240books this year alone!
It is not hard to get started. A single page a day will turn into two and before you know it, you’ll be reading tens if not hundreds of pages a day.
Did you know that there are over 130million published books and most can be gotten online?
By the way, with the introduction of Audiobooks and Ebooks, and reading apps and gadgets like the Kindle, you’ll be surprised with the ease with which you can read any book or reading material nowadays, even listening to someone else narrating to you the book in the case of Audiobooks.
Indeed there is no excuse for you not to start reading this coming year.
A Blessed 2020.