‘Anger is Great for Writing’ Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu’s First Draft

Poet, essayist and author of ‘When We Talk of Freedom’, Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu, believes anger is great for writing. She finds that anger ‘makes the futile exercise of trying to be careful while writing, fall away.’ Our questions are italicized.  What books or kinds of books did you read growing up? I read all kinds of books. From Enid Blyton to George Orwell, to Chinua Achebe, to Shakespeare. As a child, I was surrounded by adults whose tastes in books were eclectic yet w

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