An Africa-centered conversation with a Brit

Chika Oduah
13 min readNov 17, 2020

In January 2020, I got an email from someone named Mark Weston.

He’d written a book and wanted to find out if I was interested in reading it. I get several queries like this from writers every now and then, and I deeply appreciate the chance to share the inner spaces of fellow writers. We writers can be sensitive about our work and it’s not an easy task to reach out to someone you’ve never said a word to, in hopes of establishing some type of creative connection or at the least, an understanding.

Chika Oduah

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