I don't have very many little fetishes, but the one I do have is that I like a particular mug to drink out of. It's just a small china cup, and I get very upset if my husband moves it.
A hospital is a good place to set various dilemmas.
I was brought up in a household where you stood up to be counted.
What ultimately happened is that my country had a war. I think it would be extraordinary, as a writer, not to want to write about that.
Everyone thinks I have a coffee plantation in Sierra Leone, but I have a cashew crop project. I wrote about a woman who owns a coffee plantation! When you are talking about a woman writer coming from a hot country, there's a complete assumption that she is writing about her own life.