BY THE BOOK: Babatunde Oyateru

What is your favourite childhood book? Can you name one? Maybe you has piles of them, in all sorts and sizes. Maybe you has to beg, plead and borrow to read a book that belonged to someone else.

Babatunde Oyateru is a writer, blogger and documentary maker. He previously worked worked as a speech writer and has also been a columnist for a Nigerian paper. PHOTO| COURTESY

Babatunde Oyateru, the Nigerian blogger and writer (but also documentary maker, tells about his favourite ones. I get the impression that most of these books were of foreign origin, just like many young people these days read the Harry Potter books coming from a different time and age and place. 


In this interview you will also read about his forthcoming book and his thoughts on the Nigerian and the Kenyan literary scenes, for the writer and his family live in Nairobi these days.

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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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