"...the Joyce Carol-Oates of the African writing..."?? Not a small amount of hyperbole in that but very kind of Short Story Day Africa (SSDA) to prop me up with such compliments. This writing life is tough, I'll take such kudos wherever I can get them. :)
The folks over at SSDA interviewed me for the Wednesday Writer slot. They asked me all sorts of interesting questions and I tried my best not to let them down with the answers. Here's an excerpt about my so-called prolific behaviour:
Sometimes I feel embarrassed by how much I write, I
look around and see I’m slightly abnormal. I’ve started hiding writing
because I fear people will think I don’t take things seriously enough,
but I do. Honestly. The thing is I come from a working class background.
What this means is that if you have a job from which you earn an
income, you must go to your job every day, Monday to Friday, and work.
So I’ve been writing seriously now for nearly twelve years, going to my
office from about 9am to 6 pm, five days a week. That’s a lot of time to
write. I do try my best to waste time on Facebook, but eventually that