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  • 1. Hållén, Nicklas
    Manoeuvring through the traffic jam: A Conversation with Magnus Okeke about OkadaBooks and digital Publishing in Nigeria2018In: English Studies in Africa, ISSN 0013-8398, E-ISSN 1943-8117, English Studies in Africa, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 86-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    OkadaBooks is an Android application and online platform for publishing and reading books electronically. It was founded by author and engineer Okechukwu Ofili and won mobile service provider MTN Nigeria’s App of the Year Award (2013) in the category Best Overall App’ (Osuagwu). At the time of writing, OkadaBooks offer their users more than 200 000 titles which have been downloaded more than one million times. OkadaBooks content ranges from novels and poetry to contemporary African comics, self-help literature and children’s literature. The newer material is to a large extent written by non-established writers who use the app as a way to reach readers rather than to earn money by letting the reader access their texts for free. Other writers’ books can be purchased through the app using a variety of payment methods. This interview with Magnus Okeke was done via email in September 2018, five years after the launch of OkadaBooks. Okeke became OkadaBooks’s first employee at the end of 2014. He leads what he calls a proactive customer support team’ who assist customers via phone, email, playstore and other channels. Okeke has studied computer science at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos, Nigeria, and is currently studying to become a product manager.

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    Hållén, Nicklas
    Umeå university.
    OkadaBooks and the Poetics of Uplift2018In: English Studies in Africa, ISSN 0013-8398, E-ISSN 1943-8117, Vol. 61, no 2, p. 36-48Article in journal (Refereed)
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    This article studies collections of inspirational poetry published on the Nigerian online platform and app, OkadaBooks. OkadaBooks lets users upload and access ebooks for free or at a low cost. Nigerian inspirational poetry can be seen as a hybrid poetic form that borrows from motivational speaking, self-help and religious pamphlet literature. The collections are marketed to readers as works of literature that through their literary qualities and poetic language can inspire the reader to create a better future for him- or herself. The main argument in the article is that the poetic and rhetorical devices that are used in this literature, which I propose to call the poetics of uplift, can be read as instrumental in the commodification of the text. The poets foreground the relevance and value of their texts through the different ways in which they promulgate a view of poetic language as having the power to change people’s futures for the better. The article looks specifically at how poets use literary devices such as the use of the pronoun you’ and the imperative grammatical mode to speak directly to the reader and further considers how these poems explicitly celebrate language and the very concept of poetry.

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