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Interviewer: Uduak-Estelle Akpan
knowing the writer
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Way back in high school, 2012, I discovered I had a gift. It came natural for me to write. I remember I really enjoyed writing essays, letters, poems, and things of that nature.
Could you describe the mundane details of writing: How many hours a day to you devote to writing? Do you write a draft on paper or at a keyboard?
For me it comes differently. When I want to write, I experience things differently. For example, I could pick a pen and paper to write and literally pour out my all in that paper, and sometimes I’ll have to think deep, write a draft and then go back to it later. In addition, I would say I prefer to write on paper than on keyboard because that’s the origin of me writing. I started writing this way and I have to keep it this way. You can call me old school.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Me ability to focus on my mind regardless of my surroundings or whatever situation going on.
What Nigerian authors do you like to read and what books have had a strong influence on your writing?
I love reading Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda Ngozi-Adichie, Nnedi Okorafor, JP Clark, Lenrie Peters and UwemAkpan.
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What does your family think of your writing?
My mum and dad know that I am writer and my sisters take writing lessons from me.
Do you have any writing rituals?
For some weird reasons, I always put myself in a sad state before I write. We can say the ink in my pen flows more with that energy.
At what point does your love for photography, background in mechanical engineering and writing converge?
These three aspect of my life converge during my creative process.
In this place,
Boys are born in the evening
And are told not cry until
They find a space to stand within the sun
As stars bigger than the moon.
Boys crawl into men
By presenting their chest as a gourd holding liquid traumas
Crossed with the weight of tomorrow.
James sighed, scooping the last spoon of garri into his mouth. "Thank God for life and food, even though this one no sweet." Sigh. He could question no one. Having trekked the better part of the day going for interviews; ten interviews now and he had been asked to 'drop'.
If Obum had not called him to that building site to carry blocks, he would not have had any money.
"Yes?" What did Ezik want now?
"You get food?"
"Make God punish you there. Me and you who suppose get food? You wey dey work."
Sigh. "Baba my boss never pay" Ezik pushed his curtains apart.
The winner of November – December 2019's book giveaway is Felix.
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