‘I’m ashamed not to have read The Color Purple’

Taiye Selasi: ‘Arundhati Roy’s brutal observations rendered in beautiful prose gave me permission to write in a way that I’d been too afraid to attempt.’In a Kenyan newspaper I follow a series named BY THE BOOK. Often young writers tell about books that have been important to them in their life. Now I came across an article in a British newspaper, asking a writer, a well known writer, about books in her life. In this article Taiye Selasi answers questions about books in her life. 

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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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