READING IN THE MOTHER TONGUE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIO-LINGUISTIC MILIEU.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
OBAFEMI A WOLOWO UNIVERSITY
Reading has unique values to the fully realized life, something a person is better off’ doing and spiritually impoverished without. Nwezeh, (2000:46) Reading in Mother Tongie (MT) is an auspicious exercise which makes its product to understand and practice the Culture of his immediate environment and become fully integrated in it. However, reading in MT within Nigeria’s diverse linguistic environment is a task’ with great prospects of flourishing but great hurdles to cross.