Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nigerians are writing steamy romance novels to escape religious violence

PRI's The World - April 06, 2016 · 

On a train home from Lagos to Kano, a Hausa woman reads a romance novel with the flashlight on her phone.
Credit: Glenna Gordon
Not far from the epicenter of religious violence in Nigeria, a romance novel industry is booming. The books shift between morality tales and classic pulp romance. Often written by hand in small composition books, the books are sold in crowded marketplaces, where you can buy thousands of different titles for a dollar or two.  More

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