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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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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.
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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.

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