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Born: 1944-07-21
Profession: Novelist
Nation: Nigerian
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A hungry man is an angry one.

Tags: Anger, Angry, Hungry

As soon as I finish a book, I sell the paperback rights to different publishers and that's where I recoup my money.

Tags: Book, Money, Rights

Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.

Tags: Black, History, Women

I came to England in 1962 as a very young bride, in my teens, hoping just to stay two years and go back.

Tags: Hoping, Stay, Young

I like to be called a Nigerian rather than somebody from the Third World or the developing or whatever.

Tags: Rather, Somebody, Whatever

I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman.

Tags: Woman, Women, Work

In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.

Tags: Black, Problems, Today

Being a woman writer, I would be deceiving myself if I said I write completely through the eye of a man. There's nothing bad in it, but that does not make me a feminist writer. I hate that name. The tag is from the Western world - like we are called the Third World.

Tags: Bad, Hate, Woman

I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger.

Tags: Another, Children, Writing

I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person... to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.

Tags: Speak, Whole, Write

The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.

Tags: Husband, Romantic, Woman

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