If you want to write a book, take out a year and self-educate!

Award winning author, Chimamanda Adichie was in Yola recently for a book reading at the American University of Nigeria, Yola. The venue was packed full with hundreds of students who came to listen to one of Africa’s most celebrated writers. Well, it was worth their time as she gave them crucial writing tips.

“I have observed that some people want to be writers but don’t read,” she said. “You have to read. If you want to write a book, take out a year and self-educate. Read and then tell your stories. Don’t force yourself to write a book. You don’t have to write a book but you can try your hand on short stories.”

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