|Nigerian arts group urges promotion of indigenous literature through movies|
|Art, Literature, and Theater|
|Monday, 01 February 2010 16:34|
"Since most Nigerians now prefer to watch video films than reading books, we strongly feel that it will be better for our film makers to promote our literature books.
"By doing this, they are likely to change people's culture of reading because after watching it some may be encouraged to read such books and pass them to others," he said.
Akinosho said the forum scheduled to hold in March, would explore the possibility of using Nollywood films to promote popular literary works of Nigerian authors.
"It will be interesting to watch literature such as Chinua Achebe's ‘Things Fall Apart', Wole Soyinka's ‘Lion and The Jewel' and Ola Rotimi's ‘The Gods Are Not to Blame' on video," he added.
The CORA secretary-general disclosed that some notable Nigerians in the industry would also be honoured at the association's stakeholders' summit.