Q. It’s 2018 and you’ve arrived in Lagos for a book festival. When you step out of the airport, what is the first thing you see?
A. I haven’t been to Lagos for a number of years and therefore I have no idea what I may see.
Q. You’ve been selected for a mission to the moon. Which African author are you taking and why?
A. I would probably carry a copy of ‘A Question of Power’ by Bessie Head.
Q. What invention do you think would change the lives of Africans today?
A. A pill to help us become proud of who we are.
Q. Two things you’re doing when not reading or writing?
A. I listen to the news or music of my choice.
Q. To what extent has African literature envisioned an African future?
A. The future of Africa is being envisioned – daily and every single hour by writers from Africa, writing.
Q. What book do you think best captures Afro-futurism?
A. I have no idea what answer to give to this question.
Q. You wake up one morning to find that you’ve grown a pair of wings. What do you do?
A. I would cut the wings off because I am comfortable to remain the way I am and to which I am used.
Q. Name one book that made you think differently about the world.
A. I am afraid I cannot think of the one book that made me think differently about the world.
Q. What is the most difficult part of your creative process?
A. Starting a new book is the most difficult part of the creative process.
Q. What is your African dream?
A. An Africa that is united.