my writing never obeys me

African writing?
Post-colonial writing?
Ethnic writing? 

Okwiri Oduor, from Kenya, talks about this issue of identity and roots in this interview. But she also touches upon the subject of creativity. What is the leading force or who is? 

The story writes itself. Does it? Where is Okwiri left in the proces? Well maybe it is a joint venture? Is there an unseen force around the desk of Okwiri? Or is it ‘just’ the skill of Okwiri that writes down these words and plots and developments? 

Diane Awerbuck, Okwiri Oduor, Efemia Chela and Henrietta Rose-Innes


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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