Written words can also sing. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
I never wanted to be a writer; I just had stories I needed to tell. Sefi Atta
Literature should be taken to the street. That is where, in Africa, it must be. Ken Saro-Wiwa
If you want to know a country, read its writers. Aminatta Forna
A major objective was to challenge stereotypes, myths, and the image of ourselves and our continent, and to recast them through stories – prose, poetry, essays, and books for our children. That was my overall goal. Chinua Achebe
As a writer, one is obliged to release her words, to let them live in the world on their own.  Taiye Selasi