‘Every Time You Decide to Write, What Is at Stake for You?’ Joshua Segun-Lean’s First Draft

Essayist and author of ‘Long Live the Children of Disobedience’ and ‘The Prophetic Vision of Chinua Achebe’, Joshua Segun-Lean, edits as he writes, ‘feeling for a sense and a sound I might never arrive at but must keep tuning for.’ Our questions are italicized. What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? There are ways in which a place can only be known in childhood, when the narrow walkways are still broad enough to run through and everything out of reach, as most

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