For the avoidance of doubt, I am a “northern Nigerian writer”, I am a “Nigerian writer”, I am an “African writer” and I am a “world literature writer”. My writing is the product of all the nuances each of these geo-polities, in succession and in strengths discrete and great, give me.
Further for the avoidance of doubt, I dissociate myself from the neutral, neutered idea that is called being “just a writer”. I am all my adjectives, each is held dear. I am a synthesis, bearing antithesis in my womb. And what is that but adjectives in flux seeking identity?
The writer is the sum of his experiences, and he stands above these.