AIFA Book Club
The Society’s primary focus has been to promote the adoption and imbibing of excellent reading culture and practices across Africa, and in line with this, the Society held its maiden edition of the ‘AIFA Book Club’ on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Victoria Island, Lagos.
The AIFA Book Club is the Society’s initiative for senior members. The Book Club aims to bring its members in a friendly atmosphere to unwind, network, share a literary work (book or poem of significance) thereby promoting individual and collective growth through the reading culture.
The maiden edition of the AIFA Book Club was hosted and moderated by Lagos Business School Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN who selected a classic short story by Leo Tolstoy titled ‘How Much Land Does a Man Need’. The book was read and discussed among 15 eminent personalities, members and representatives of the Society. The readers shared their insights and thoughts and found the book to be enlightening and instructive.
Participants at the AIFA Book Club
Professor Ajogwu, SAN urged all present to take a step further in the pursuit of a common goal by actively getting involved in establishing sub-groups of the AIFA Book Club in their various localities within and outside Lagos and also beyond Nigeria. Professor Ajogwu, SAN named the maiden sub-group as the Tolstoy’s Circle. He further noted that this is a way of fulfilling the Society’s mandate to promote and encourage reading across Africa.
Professor Ajogwu, SAN presented classic literary texts to everyone present at the book club. The books included; ‘Things Fall Apart’, ‘No longer at Ease’ by Chinua Achebe, ‘The Man Died’ by Wole Soyinka, ‘Purple Hibiscus’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to say the least.
L-R Mr. Mohnish Varma, Mrs. Audrey Ajogwu, Mrs. Clare Omatseye, Ms. Alison, Mr. Ramesh Sinha, Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN, Mrs. Folashade Alli, Mrs. Monika Sinha and Ms. Ngozi Obigwe
The Managing Director of JNCI, Mrs. Clare Omatseye thanked the AIFA Reading Society and Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN for promoting a reading culture through the AIFA Book Club. She further encouraged everyone to develop a positive attitude towards reading.
The Society hopes that the AIFA Book Club will help revive the dwindling reading culture in Africa.
AIFA Reading Society | September 28, 2017