My life in the bush of books – Yewande Omotoso (writer/architect and author of Bomboy and The Woman Next Door)
1. Favourite book ever –
I don’t have a favourite
2. Why? I’m not certain but my
feeling is that this notion of “favourites” really degrades the
nature of my relationship to books and reading. Picking favourites
feels a bit off. There are many I love and others that I like (gradations of
appreciation) but the idea of one favourite seems crazy to me.
3. Last book read? I’m
reading ‘The Unconsoled’ by Kazuo Ishiguro. I recently re-read
a book of poetry ‘Lunch Portraits’ by Debora Kuan. I read
‘Johannesburg’ by Fiona Melrose.
4. Packing for a journey and
allowed to take one book. What will it be? This answer will
always change depending on when the journey takes place. At the moment I might
take ‘Longthroat Memoirs – Soups, Sex and Nigerian Tastebuds’ by Yemisi
5. Why? Because there is no
one book I would always want to take. Of course, the best thing to
take is an e-reader, the book of books. Assuming where I’m going
has WiFi. But ‘Longthroat…’ is incredibly witty and it’s got recipes – can’t
6. Who is your favourite author/writer? Don’t
have one favourite.