Ịzọ́n Fie (Speak Izon) – the first Ịzọ́n self study language book and Audio Book CD, is ready for presentation to the public. The book, which was commissioned and published by Niger Delta Books Limited, founded by Mrs. Oyintarela Ebiere Umeri (nee Diffa), is authored by Ịzọ́n Fie is Ogonobenitari Alfred Egberipou, with a Foreword by Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, the Executive Secretary of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO).
Niger Delta Books Limited, which is registered in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, was established to enable the revitalisation of the languages of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, most of them being oral based languages (i.e. with very few written books). As a consequence, most of the speakers of the languages, regardless of their age, tend not to be able to read and write them.
The products developed and published by Niger Delta Books will enable people to learn to read, write and speak the languages, since its major aim is to unlock the languages of the Niger Delta region, and enable people from all over the world, to learn and communicate in them, leading to a deeper understanding of the cultures, inspiring peace, creativity and development.
Ịzọ́n Fie, a self-study book in the Ịzọ́n and English languages, is targeted at both Ịzọ́n speakers and non-Ịzọ́n speakers will be invaluable to anyone interested in gaining a basic understanding of the Ịzọ́n language, through speaking, reading, listening and writing. This includes Ịzọ́n young adults, business people, international NGOs and agencies, students, tourists, the Diaspora Ijaw community and Nigerians from other ethnic groups.
Izon Fie book and Audio CD will be officially launched in Nigeria, on Saturday, 25th of May 2013, at Terra Kulture (The Nigerian Cultural Centre), Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos by 2pm.
The event will be under the chairmanship of Mr. Timi Alaibe, former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs.
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