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This 23-year-old Nigerian is creating a digital collection of African stories for children in different languages | CNN

This 23-year-old Nigerian is creating a digital collection of African stories for children in different languages | CNN

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By Aisha Salaudeen, CNN

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old niece a story, he did not anticipate that the simple task would lead him to create a digital collection of African stories.

After going through her mini library, he found that many of her books were foreign and had very little African representation.

Onyekachi told CNN that he wanted her to read books that reflect her culture, so he took it upon himself to write stories for her.

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“I wrote a few stories for her and I got my friend to illustrate. She liked it, her friends in school liked it too. And that’s when I really thought about writing more books and putting them in a place where many more children can access them,” he said.

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