My life in the bush of books – MOLARA WOOD, Author, Editor, Journalist
1. Favourite book ever
‘The Kingdom of
This World’ by Alejo Carpentier.
encapsulation of the Yoruba world in the Latin American novel, which I love for
its preoccupation with history, especially the history of slavery in the New
World. This novel of course is the foundational text of magical realism, and
it’s a very good read.
3. Last book read?
‘When Lemons Grow
On Orange Trees’ by Diekara Oloruntoba-Oju, a 19-year-old debut novelist who
will go places.
for a journey and allowed to take one book. What will it be?
Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
To live many
lives and many worlds and emotions in one book – operatic tragedy,
beauty, magic, poetry and savagery. It’s a wondrous masterpiece.