‘The Lesson is in Design’ Merlin Uwalaka’s First Draft

Essayist and author of ‘From Glamour Girls to Nolly Babes: Nollywood Nostalgia and the Modern Nigerian Woman’, Merlin Uwalaka, finds it ‘ridiculous that there are Nigerians who are proud to say that they do not watch Nigerian movies.’ Our questions are italicized. What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? Growing up Jehovah’s Witness, my favourite books were Bible-based publications with phenomenal stories from far-flung corners of the world. Stories of peopl

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