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‘As with exercise, if I don’t write for a few days I begin to feel flabby and on edge. It’s hard to feel at ease until I am back at it.’
‘I write to tell the racists that I am black, and I am Britain. But I write because the world ain’t black and white; because I am black, and I am light.’
‘Go to Paris. The boat train leaves from Victoria. Remind yourself how to play. Two: there is no need to get hysterical when things aren’t working.’