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School book promotes sex, profanity and tribal slurs

20 October 2015, 11:05

Lagos - A concerned parent  has revealed that a book which is presently part of the required curriculum for children between the ages of 9 and 11 is  totally inappropriate, reports Bellanaija

The parent complained that the book, a play titled Zumji and Uchenna  promoted sex, profanity and tribal slurs, and  that gave examples of pages that had  lines like:

“Let us leave this f***ing place before the arrival of Police! Bloody b*****es!”

“Nobody above all, nobody from another ethnic group! Imagine that donkey from the North courting our sister!”

“Are not Ibos smart enough to take the virginity of their girls!”

“Are our cocks too short and small? Bloody Hell”

“Zumji and Uchenna” is described by its publishers as an exciting play which ends in tragedy, and  tells the story of two passionate lovers from the ethnic divide whose marriage plan was disallowed on tribal grounds.

The play was written by a French-Nigerian national named Pierre Meunier several decades ago, but  found its way into the Nigerian curriculum after it was republished in 1999 under the imprint of Ibadan-based Spectrum Books.

Read more at Bellnaija

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