In my formative years as a writer, one of the things I quickly learned was that community is important. No one creates alone, of and by himself, I remember Henry Miller saying. A writer who wants others to interact with his work needs readers, publishers, fellow writers, agents, reviewers, critics, fans. There is a village […]
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Catch me outside
I can’t be the only one who lets out a long, exasperated sigh when I see an exciting new crime novel by an African author on the bookshelves at a physical or online store, quickly rush to read the description, and realise it’s set in… Lagos. Johannesburg. Nairobi. Accra. Abuja. Harare. Cape Town. Kigali. Dakar. […]
Between 2014 and 2017, I worked in communications at a Big Four professional services firm. A saying popular among us (and which definitely still flies across the dividers of those white and orange workstations) was: “The reward for good work is more work.” They stayed true to that quip. Once, I got some recognition at […]