MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF BOOKS- Uzodinma Iweala, Author of Beast of No Nation

  1. Favourite book ever.

I don’t have a particular one.
There are a couple like ‘Two Thousand Seasons’ by Ayi Kwei Armah and ‘The Waves’ by Virginia Wolfe.

2. Why?

‘Two Thousand Seasons’ is a beautifully written, troublesome book with very dense and thick language. It tells the history of the continent of Africa through different phases of interaction with “outsiders.”

3. Last book read?

I just finished a book called ‘ The Three Body Problem’, a Chinese science fiction book about contact with aliens.

4. Packing for a journey and allowed to take one book. What will it be?

My Journal.

5. Why?

I need to be able to write.

6. Who is your favourite author/writer?

I don’t really have a favourite author. That’s like asking someone to pick their favourite child.

There are so many people am interested in for different reasons and I think it shifts depending on your personal growth.

Right now am reading a lot of folks writing apocalyptic and post apocalyptic literature

7. Do you think Nigerians read?

I think Nigerians read. The question is what do they read?
A lot of us just prefer to read business and self help books.

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