Professional writers need to be professional readers

The Nigerian author Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ wrote a stunning debut novel with her Stay With Me. She was present at The Open Book Festival in Cape Town in South Africa. She was interviewed and you will find the interview here

I wonder what a professional reader is? As that a person who reads books to write reviews for a newspaper of for a magazine? Is that a college lecturer who needs to keep in touch with the world of literature? 

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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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