‘When I am writing I need to feel removed from my body and myself and what I think it knows. I want to enter what I call “the poetic mind”. When I am in that space, time moves differently.’ Wasafiri Wonders with Nick Makoha.
‘Ezili’s Mirrors is a song written in a time signature I am not used to, nor do I find it easy to follow. This time signature requires Tinsley’s reader-listeners to be at home in, and to be willingly led, by a temporal discordance that is black, queer and decolonial.’ Reviewed by Imani Robinson
‘I always find myself drawn to stories that folks don’t hear too much about, particularly if they have to do with Africans or their descendants around the world.’ Wasafiri Wonders with Chiké Frankie Edozien
The artwork Throne of Weapons sits in the British Museum, it’s presence calling to mind memories of a post-Civil War Mozambique. Joanna Smith’s ‘Kalashnikov’ was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 in Life Writing.