L ess than a year after her critically acclaimed novel, Ghana Must Go, hit the stands, the Afropolitan author seems to be gearing herself for round two.

In a Facebook post titled, “Regarding second novels,” Selasi shared this photo and quote about fighting writer’s block.

powal joncaOne reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.
~Marshall Vandruff
Art by Paweł Jońca

Tags: , , , , ,

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

3 Responses to “Taiye Selasi Is Thinking About Her Next Novel” Subscribe

  1. Leonora 2014/03/23 at 11:50 #

    Useful info. Fortunate mme I found your site by
    chance, and I’m surprised why this coincidence didn’t happened in advance!
    I bookmjarked it.

  2. www.dailymotion.com 2014/04/24 at 11:08 #

    I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading your article.
    But want to remark on some general things, The site style
    is perfect, the articles iis really nice :
    D. Good job, cheers

  3. xvideos 2015/03/27 at 20:37 #

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else experiencing issues with your site.
    It seems like some of the text in your posts are
    running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide
    feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?
    This might be a problem with my internet browser because
    I’ve had this happen before. Thanks

Leave a Reply

I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

The Railroad Children | By Osinachi | A Story

Osinachi railroad

“Standing there hand in hand, we stared at the first coach, old questions renewed in our eyes. We looked up […]

And They Say Dreams Are Meant For Sleeping | By Zulaikhah | African Fiction

5896616864_795134a9dc_o

“Then she would see a cockroach on her bedroom wall, staring back at her languidly as it cleaned its antennas […]

Someone Different | By Emmanuel Etop Idem | A Poem

calabar Idem

IN Calabar, night falls solemnly: the lulling feets of homegoers call to me, the smell of exhaustion permeates the streets, […]

Last Days | By Amynah Dauda | A Story

last days Dauda

“Whenever Talatu hears Olo’s name, two things happen: first, she calls her a witch; second, she forgets that we three […]

Dear Genevieve | Words are Powerful, Speak the Truth, Even if Your Voice Shakes (pt. 6) | by Pa Ikhide

  Here in my part of America, the leaves are falling, the heart stirs and I am restless. There are […]

Binyavanga Wainaina’s Granta Essay is Beautifully Experimental

binyavanga granta (1)

Binyavanga Wainaina has a new essay in Granta‘s latest travel issue. The title of the essay is “Everything Was Suddening […]