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If someone asked me today why I read self-help books, I would simply tell them this: books heal us.

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Sh20,000 for this book? No problem, I’ll buy it

What you need to know:

  • Some Kenyans see nothing wrong with paying Sh50,000 for a good read.
  • Others have spent unbelievable amounts of cash in their quest to absorb knowledge in black and white.

For literature professor Tom Odhiambo, forking out Sh10,000 or more to buy a single deserving book is not a decision to regret.


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