Monday, March 21, 2011
Sefi Atta on the writing life
"Nothing struck me more forcibly than the soft voice I was greeted with when I met Sefi Atta at her Victoria Island home. I almost couldn't reconcile it with the strong passionate voice in her writings. It was when I watched one of her plays ‘The Cost of Living' staged at the Terra Kulture that I decided to interview her. We immediately got down to business at the poolside. I asked the one question that had been bothering me first: why had she decided to write a Niger Delta story like everyone else?"