We all know what a writer writes. Unless he does not publish a word of his writing. What does a writer read? What writes in the fraternity are an inspiration to the writer? In this interview the Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma tells about his writers and their books. Advertisements
The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma used to play soccer with all his life. Sneaking out of his parental home to join the boys in the neighborhood. One day he came home, having caught malaria and his body ached. He was admitted at a nearby hospital. His father came and told him a story, now the … Continue reading ‘I Read Morning, Night and in Between
According to this article this is the top in writing with its origin in West Africa. All these writers are no longer living in West Africa but have moved, some at a young age, to other pastures. Many are now living in the United States of America. The majority of the writers mentioned has Nigerian … Continue reading The top West African diaspora authors you must read
The relationship of African countries with the west is a complicated one. First of all most of these countries are not situated to the west of Africa. Most of these countries are situated in the northern parts of the world, seen from an African perspective. The second notion is that many countries on the African … Continue reading Africa has been failed by westernisation
When I read a book by an Kenyan, Nigerian, Congolese, Algerian (etcetera) writer I often come across a word printed in italics. This is often a word unfamiliar to me. Sometimes the word is explained in the text itself. Sometimes I will a find a glossary at the end of the book or a footnote … Continue reading in defence of provincialism
Who you have in mind when you write a poem, a novel, short story? Do you think of your aunt, your friends, the people in your village or town? Or do you have national ambitions with your writing? The Nigerian writer Chigozie Obioma writes in this article in the British newspaper The Guardian about his … Continue reading who should I write for – Nigerians, Africans, or everyone?