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?
You’ve been selected for a mission to the moon. Which African author are you taking and why?
Nnedi Okorafor because she gets it.
What invention do you think would change the lives of Africans today?
Two things you’re doing when not reading or writing?
Sleeping or beading.
To what extent has African literature envisioned an African future?
To a large extent but we can do better.
What book do you think best captures Afrofuturism?
Hmm.. this is a struggle.
You wake up one morning to find that you’ve grown a pair of wings. What do you do?
Name one book that made you think differently about the world.
‘The Bottled Leopard’ by Chukwuemeka Ike.
What is the most difficult part of your creative process?
Times when my hand can’t keep up with my brain.
What is your African dream?
Where we are open minded enough to explore the sciences behind the things we refuse to acknowledge and believe [to be] inherently evil. Until we can embrace that power in us, we will never be able to maximise our potentials fully.