Onitsha Market Literature consists of stories,
plays, advice and moral discourses published primarily in the 1960s
by local presses in the lively market town of Onitsha, an important
commercial site in the Igbo-speaking region of southeastern Nigeria.
In the fresh and vigorous genre of Onitsha Market Literature, the commoner
wrote pulp fiction and didactic handbooks for those who perused the
bookstalls of Onitsha Market, one of Africa’s largest trading
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