Interview with Nigerian Writer, Sefi Atta

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Brief Biography:

Sefi Atta was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She was educated there, in England and the United States.

Geosi Reads: You write in many different genres: short stories, radio plays, novels. Could you discuss the different genres? Which one do you enjoy doing most?

Sefi Atta: I enjoy writing plays most. I haven’t written a radio play in a while and I don’t write short stories anymore because the process of submitting them depressed me. I really enjoy revising novels, but drafting them can be a pain.

The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.

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5 Responses to Interview with Nigerian Writer, Sefi Atta

  1. Mary Okeke says:

    Interesting, I have not read any of her novels yet. She seems to be part of the contemporary African writers.

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  2. Lauri says:

    I love Sefi’s writing, I’m a big fan. I really enjoyed this interview. It’s great that she views writing as a process, with each book being a place to improve. I like that because I think of it that way too. Best of luck Sefi!

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  3. Brian Joseph says:

    Great interview. I have not read Sefi Atta but I want to now!

    Very insightful how Macbeth reminds her of an African play.

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  4. An interesting interview… it’s always fun getting to know the authors behind the books.

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  5. ewurabasempe says:

    Love Sefii’s work. Discovered them when teaching “alternative” high school lit. I love hearing other writers say they are addicted to writing; it’s refreshing!

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