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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

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