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#1. A word forgot to remember what to forget and every so often let the truth slip - RENEE C. NEBLETT, Snapshots - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#2. Being a twin, and being my sister's twin, is such a defining part of my life that I wouldn't know how to be who I am, including a writer, without that being somehow at the centre. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#3. The reduction of anguish to Hallmark-card hurt. The - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#4. The thing that comes most frequently to me on yoga retreats is excruciating pain in my hips. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#5. So often, literature about African people is conflated with literature about African politics, as if the state were somehow of greater import or interest than the individual. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#6. I live in Rome and five minutes from my flat is a church where you can walk in and see this beautiful Caravaggio. Just the way this man uses dark paint: dark to create dark to create dark, the layering of the darkness in his work. I just race home: I want to create! - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#7. I was four when I announced my ambition to write, eight when I began publishing such claims. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#8. When I'm working, I'm so narrowly focused on sound, language, rhythm, flow, that I rarely feel the emotion of the text. It's only after - long after - I've finished a piece that I can experience in any way its emotional charge. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#9. Sight is subjective. We learned that in class. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#10. The writer presents himself to the blank page not with an open passport but an open heart. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#11. The summer I finished my first novel 'Ghana Must Go,' I drove across west Africa: from Accra to Lome to Cotonou to the deliciously named Ouagadougou. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#12. I write essays to clear my mind. I write fiction to open my heart. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#13. Loss is a notion. No more than a thought. Which one forms or one doesn't. With words. Such that one cannot lose, nor ever say he has lost, what he does not permit to exist in his mind. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#14. I wouldn't mind my book being called an African novel if it didn't invite lazy readings. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#15. I've written fiction for as long as I can remember; it's always been my preferred form of play. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#16. As a young woman, I had been seeking experience, knowledge, truth, the stuff writers need in their work, but when the artist actually kicked in, I came to understand that in this romantic relationship I was not free to be myself, or to find myself, in order to begin the true work I needed to do. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#17. I consider myself West African, among other cultural identities, and a writer, among other creative ones. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#18. He was bound inside this body, trapped, an airborne being caged. In - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#19. Every Christmas, all around Ghana, there are tons of these parties and they are full of everything that exists in human life in Ghana and worldwide. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#20. I read recently that the problem with stereotypes isn't that they are inaccurate, but that they're incomplete. And this captures perfectly what I think about contemporary African literature. The problem isn't that it's inaccurate, it's that it's incomplete. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#21. The big ideas always come in flashes. I don't really craft stories that much. I genuinely don't know where these people come from, and I've often wondered if writing is just a socially acceptable form of madness. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#22. That's what makes writer's block so painful. You think the well has run dry, maybe somewhere in the heavens the tap has been turned off. That's beyond frightening. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#23. Not sunflowers, not roses, but rocks in patterned sand grow here. And bloom. - ROBERT HAYDEN, Approximations - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#24. As a novelist, I ask of myself only that I tell the truth and that I tell it beautifully. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#25. The little corpse like a less lucky Moses all wrapped up in palm frond, in - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#26. I'm not sure where I'm from! I was born in London. My father's from Ghana but lives in Saudi Arabia. My mother's Nigerian but lives in Ghana. I grew up in Boston. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#27. Your baby is crying, says the driver to Taiwo, the Ghanian way of saying your cell phone is ringing. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#28. How can I come from a nation? How can a human being come from a concept? - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#29. When writing screenplays, it's a matter of remembering to leave off the page anything and everything that doesn't appear on the screen. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#30. There was the one basic storyline, which everyone knew, with the few custom endings to choose now and again. Basic: humming grandmas and polycentric dancing and drinks made from tree sap and patriarchy. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#31. As a writer, one is obliged to release her words, to let them live in the world on their own. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#32. I wrote fiction during my entire childhood, from age 4 to 18, and started writing plays when I went to Yale and Oxford. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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#33. She sleeps like a cocoyam. A thing without senses. She sleeps like his mother, unplugged from the world. - Author: Taiye Selasi
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