The Good Ship Soyinka

AFTER AN INTERVIEW I GAVE TO THE GUARDIAN IN 2009, in which I stated what I thought was an uncontroversial proposition, namely that I really dislike the term ‘African writer’ as I see myself as just me, I received some rather frightening emails. Let’s just...

Today is Some Day

SOME DAYS YOU GET AN IDEA TO WRITE SOMETHING and you just let it fester. Some days that festering fermentation process is not what words need. Indeed, this process may also not be what you, the writer, need. Some days you think: I might get round to doing this or...

Write and Be Milked!

I WRITE IN ORDER TO ATTAIN THAT FEELING OF TENSION RELIEVED and function achieved that a cow enjoys on giving milk. – H. L. Mencken   Do you ever get that feeling when you just have to write? Quentin Crisp asserted that there are three reasons for becoming...
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