I never wanted to be a writer; I just had stories I needed to tell.
Literature should be taken to the street. That is where, in Africa, it must be.
If you want to know a country, read its writers.
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.
As a writer, one is obliged to release her words, to let them live in the world on their own.