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How This Nigerian Book Club is Spreading Joy through Literature

The founders of Book O'clock in Sokoto aim to share their love of African books in a part of Nigeria where an appreciation of literature isn't often encouraged.

Growing up in Sokoto, northwest Nigeria, Uchenna Emelife would often find himself gesturing with excitement as he passionately discussed a new book he read, or compared characters of novels that shaped his youth. From a young age, the 22-year-old developed the hobby of reading books -- a hobby considered a rare one where he's from.

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