‘Clarity is Key.’ Oluremi C. Onabanjo’s First Draft

Among those who write, there is a strange misconception that academics cannot write about art creatively, and that creative writers don’t have an analytical capacity. Scholar and art historian, Oluremi C. Onabanjo disagrees, and ‘in my writing, I aim to do both.’ Our questions are italicized.  What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? I was raised in Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and the USA. Growing up between these different geographies and social contexts g

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