Ayòbámi Adébáyò: ‘Writing a sentence can transport me to another world’


The Nigerian writer Ayòbámi Adébáyò tells in this article about her writing  routine,. A routine that stated in her younger days. She was 13 years young when she started writing stories during her school holidays. When you want to read more about her discipline and her endurance in writing you will find more here.  Advertisements

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 … Continue reading Professional writers need to be professional readers

Love story: “Stay With Me,” the debut novel


The Nigerian author Ayobami Adebayo has made an impact with her debut novel ‘Stay with me’. Her book had been published in 2013 by a Nigerian publisher, but in this year the book reached the limelight. Ayobami travelled to the United States of America and talked about her book, met people and hoped to gain … Continue reading Love story: “Stay With Me,” the debut novel

Ayobami Adebayo recommends…


She writes of past days when she had to sit for an exam and prepared herself by dissecting words and sentences and characters. Ayobami Adebayo uses the skills she developed in those days when she writes herself these days. So, pay attention at Literature Classes at school. It could be the beginning of something great. Read her … Continue reading Ayobami Adebayo recommends…

Great expectations: an interview with Ayobami Adebayo


The interview took place with one at American side of the ocean and the other at the Nigerian side of the very same Atlantic Ocean. The one at the Nigerian side was the upcoming writer Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀. She has gained fame with her book on marriage in a novel setting. She originally published her book a … Continue reading Great expectations: an interview with Ayobami Adebayo

From Africa and the diaspora


Samira Sawlani has written a nice article on 10 books that have been published in 2017 by African literati, living in Africa or in the diaspora. When you want to make a start with updating your book collection this article is a good start. Read the article here.