Taiye Selasi Quotes & Sayings

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21 most famous Taiye Selasi quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Taiye Selasi Quotes
“The summer I finished my first novel 'Ghana Must Go,' I drove across west Africa: from Accra to Lome to Cotonou to the deliciously named Ouagadougou.”
Taiye Selasi Quotes
“Being a twin, and being my sister's twin, is such a defining part of my life that I wouldn't know how to be who I am, including a writer, without that being somehow at the centre.”
Taiye Selasi Quotes
“Every Christmas, all around Ghana, there are tons of these parties and they are full of everything that exists in human life in Ghana and worldwide.”
“The big ideas always come in flashes. I don't really craft stories that much. I genuinely don't know where these people come from, and I've often wondered if writing is just a socially acceptable form of madness.”
“I read recently that the problem with stereotypes isn't that they are inaccurate, but that they're incomplete. And this captures perfectly what I think about contemporary African literature. The problem isn't that it's inaccurate, it's that it's incomplete.”
Taiye Selasi Quotes
“I write essays to clear my mind. I write fiction to open my heart.”
Taiye Selasi Quotes
“The writer presents himself to the blank page not with an open passport but an open heart.”
“I live in Rome and five minutes from my flat is a church where you can walk in and see this beautiful Caravaggio. Just the way this man uses dark paint: dark to create dark to create dark, the layering of the darkness in his work. I just race home: I want to create!”
Taiye Selasi Quotes
“When writing screenplays, it's a matter of remembering to leave off the page anything and everything that doesn't appear on the screen.”
“When I'm working, I'm so narrowly focused on sound, language, rhythm, flow, that I rarely feel the emotion of the text. It's only after - long after - I've finished a piece that I can experience in any way its emotional charge.”

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