African Writers

My teenage cousin pushed me to go to university

The tutor on my exercise science course pointed me towards literature, and I began to read voraciously. It was the start of a love affair that led to my first novel. Mid-2012, I was trying to read a book on the physiological and

Realising my dream to become a novelist at the age of 19

I wrote the first draft in a ghetto in Lagos, working on it at 4am. With its publication the life I was meant to live began. Family legend has it that I began reading the Times at around the age of four. At school in London I was that