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date: 15 July 2020

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This chapter addresses the rise of international digital media and other forms of globalization. It considers in particular how the advent of digital media have affected the “reading class,” the educated, socially advantaged group of people who read in their leisure time. It uses Nigeria as an empirical case for examining the relationship between reading, on the one hand, and globalization and digitization, on the other.

Keywords: reading class, Nigeria, digitization, globalization, borders, Internet, Africa, Chinelo Okparanta

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