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Kenyan youth don’t read - True or False? - 8 months ago, 10 Aug 06:38

James Kahongeh

When is the last time you read a book? Did you buy the book, or was it a borrowed text?

That young Kenyans do not read books is not a new topic. Those who read do so for purely academic reasons, it has been said.

But are young people really reading for recreational and for intellectual purposes? If not, why are they disinclined to read? Can this situation be remedied? Or could lack of readership among young people be a blanket condemnation?

Some are faithful readers though, but what literature material do they consume? In what formats do they consume this? We spoke with five young lovers of literary works who put the state of readership among the Kenya’s youth into perspective.

VINCY MASAKA, 23

STUDENT

Masaka is studying gender and development at Kenyatta University. She reads poetry, documentaries, fiction and investigative material with religious consistency.

While she admits that time has become elusive due to her ...
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