Reading culture and the Nigerian prize for Literature
By Guardian Exclusive
27 September 2019 | 12:00 pm
Guardian Talks takes an in-depth look at Nigeria's reading culture and the 2019 Nigerian Prize for Literature sponsored by NLNG.
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A very rare edition of "The Philosopher's Stone" won by a competition winner sold for £8,000 at auction following a year of record sales for first edition copies.
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A Christmas carol by a Nazi poet loyal to the regime is still in the Protestant hymnal. Now, there is a discussion about removing the song by Hermann Claudius in the next edition.
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