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How to Write About Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina

‘Always end your book with Nelson Mandela saying something about rainbows or renaissances. Because you care.’

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All I Know About Gertrude Stein

Jeanette Winterson

‘The more I love you, the more I feel alone.’

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Shrinks

Edmund White

‘Self-doubt, which is a cousin to self-hatred, became my constant companion.’