MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF BOOKS – Tunde Leye author of Afonja: The Rise

1.  Favourite book ever: There’s 2 of them, both very similar genres – Ogboju Ode Ninu Igbo Irumole by D.O Fagunwa and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien.

2.    Why?: I’m a big fan of world building, legendarium and fantastical creatures woven into a well told story.

3.    Last book read?: Soldiers of Fortune: The Abacha Years by Max Siollun

4.    Packing for a journey and allowed to take one book. What will it be?: My copy of The History of the Yoruba by Reverend Samuel Johnson

5.    Why?: It’s the best written work of Yoruba history I’ve seen and the stories of actual people in it are to die for.

6.    Who is your favourite author/writer?: J.R.R Tolkien

7.    Do you think Nigerians read?: I’m absolutely convinced they do. When you tell the stories that interest them and in which they can find themselves.

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