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chino sofa straightWhy do you write?
Because I dreamt it:
The deepest truths can be found In our dreams,
So can a great deal of debris
Floating from the ego.

Do you have any pre-writing rituals?
This is the censored version. I have to be absolutely cold sober to write. No glass of wine or tipple of gin for me. Which is a shame as I have a high regard for gin.  Usually the routine involves making tea, staring at a wall or inanimate object for an uncomfortable length of time, and taking my bra off!

Read full interview here.

 

Chino Odimba is a playwright, born in Nigeria and raised in England.

Africans on Writing is a collection of short remarks by African writers on writing and the writing life. 

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.
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