‘A large breakfast before writing and peppermint tea throughout. I like to write most of all at my desk in the corner at the top of the house, surrounded by particular objects of special meaning or memory. The computer I write on has no internet connection.’
‘I believe a queer world has the potential to be a free world, but whilst people are still discriminated against on the basis of gender identity or sexuality we are so far from being free.’ Wasafiri Wonders with Dean Atta.
‘I try not to romanticise the writing process too much. Life is busy. Inspiration strikes at odd times. If I have to have crystals on my desk and write with a pencil in a notebook forged by the ancient Greeks between 7am and 8.45am while listening to pink noise… seriously who has the bloody time. Just write.’ Wasafiri Wonders with Nikesh Shukla
‘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.
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