This year's edition of the Nigeria International Book Fair took place at the University of Lagos. ZODML staff and a group of students from partner school Falomo Junior High School paid a visit to the fair. Read students Ruth Saleh's and Joy Akpabio's accounts of their trip below.
On Friday May 9, my school (Falomo Junior High School) was invited by Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries to attend a book fair at the University of Lagos. I was among the fourteen students the vice-principal chose to represent the school. Our journey started at 10:00am with an opening prayer led by Ruth Saleh, one of my classmates. We journeyed across the Third Mainland Bridge and arrived at UNILAG at about 11:30am. Upon entering the venue, I saw a lot of books as well as authors and publishers. We were taken to the book section by Chiagozi, a ZODML staff member, and asked to pick the books of our choice which were paid for by ZODML.
There were also many authors talking about our country Nigeria. We also went to play some games - including football, skipping and dancing - and competed with other schools. Before we knew it, it was time to go. We entered the bus and drove off. We sang different types songs during our journey back and we were given cake, juice and chicken pie as refreshments.
[gallery columns="4" link="none" ids="3189,3190,3191,3192,3193,3194,3195,3196,3197,3198,3199"] Learn more about our book fair excursions here and help us keep Nigerian schoolchildren connected to the literary arts.