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Elechi Amadi (b. 1934)

  • An African writer who really wants to interpret the African scene has to write in three dimensions at once. There is the private life, the social life, and what you may call the supernatural.
  • I like to think of myself as a painter or composer using words in the place of pictures and musical symbols. ... In my ideal novel, the reader should feel a sense of aesthetic satisfaction that he cannot quite explain - the same feeling he gets when he listens to a beautiful symphony.

Imamu Amiri Baraka

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