“Literacy only became widespread in the mid-20th century here, so literature still isn’t given much value. While I do think that this is changing, it’s happening very slowly.”
Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.