AO. Empowered through reading.

AO: In this quote, Maranga implicitly argues that through the promotion of reading, libraries can help to raise consciousness. Here, he explicitly mentions consciousness raising amongst religious followers. This seems to align with Ukombozi library founders beliefs, but they would probably qualify Maranga's statement by highlighting that which reading materials are available matters and that libraries full of non/irrelevant materials will not contribute to consciousness-raising.

Since reading empowers, this will help eliminate exploitation of earnings, political violence (from brainwashing and religious/political rhetoric) and a saviour mentality from the masses. It will allow the people to exercise their individual will in the most responsible ways and as a collective, have a better society.


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