Why 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!
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.