It’s 2118 and you’ve arrived in Lagos for a book festival. When you step out of the airport, what is the first thing you see?
Should be God Almighty.
You’ve been selected for a mission to the moon. Which African author are you taking and why?
I’m not sure.
What invention do you think would change the lives of Africans today?
The lives of Africans will change today if Africans begin to invent things.
Two things you’re doing when not reading or writing?
Meditating and exercising.
To what extent has African literature envisioned an African future?
I’m afraid, not much.
What book do you think best captures Afrofuturism?
‘Zahrah the Windseeker’ by Nnedi Okorafor.
You wake up one morning to find that you’ve grown a pair of wings. What do you do?
I’ll practise to determine my endurance level and flight duration and for once take my destiny in my own hands and be rid of pilots and airplanes forever.
Name one book that made you think differently about the world.
‘Prisoners of Geography’ by Tim Marshall.
What is the most difficult part of your creative process?
Arranging my thoughts!
What is your African dream?
A truly independent Africa.