By JOHNSON EBIGIDE, Asaba
The Chairman of the Delta State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, has called for the reawakening of the African way of life through literary writings.
Comrade Ikeogwu made the call during the launch of the book, “Old Tales At Dusk”, authored by Gaius Obi Nwoko in honour of Prince Ned Nwoko at 60 years at the Benezia Hotel in Asaba, the state capital.
The labour leader maintained that there was the urgent need to rekindle writing and reading culture in Nigeria towards the codification and transmission of the cultural essences of the people, adding that the African culture and mores had been greatly relegated owing to the over reliance of the people on imported cultural beliefs.
Comrade Ikeogwu, who was represented at the occasion by the Vice Chairman of the Council, Comrade Salvation Ogono, commended the writer of the book, saying that other writers should borrow a leaf from him by writing stories of similar cultural perspectives to enhance the promotion and transmission of the refreshing culture of the African people.
He said that the stories in the launched book gave a refreshing reminiscent of the good old days when children would gathered before an elder under the moonlight to listen to very interesting folktales, ladened with moral.