You must take a year off, one of these days, before you’re old and tired and weighed down by responsibility. Go away somewhere, and read. Helon Habila

The summer I turned nine, my father surprised us all by announcing that he would be taking motorcycle lessons the following week. At the time, my brother and I were slurping spaghetti from our dinner plates, and my mother was spooning sweetcorn from the pot in her hands… [20mins]