Africans need to be kicked, that’s the only thing they understand.
I am the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
I don’t feel I can speak with authority for many other people.
I know my father and my mother, but beyond that I cannot go. My ancestry is blurred.
The ancillary aspect of every British city now is the council estate.
I grew up in a small place and left it when I was quite young and entered the bigger world.
What was past was past. I suppose that was the general attitude.
I profoundly feel that people are letting you down all the time.
One must always try to see the truth of a situation – it makes things universal.
I’m the kind of writer that people think other people are reading.
A civilization which has taken over the world cannot be said to be dying.
Many writers tend to write summing-up books at the end of their lives.
If writers just sit and talk about oppression, they are not going to do much writing.