A hungry man is an angry one.
Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
I always value my large kitchen because it was better to do everything there, you wash up, you do everything, rather than messing up another room and I pop my typewriter just next to it. So I still write now but I was doing more writing when the children were younger.
I believe it is important to speak to your readers in person... to enable people to have a whole picture of me; I have to both write and speak. I view my role as writer and also as oral communicator.
I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman.
In all my novels, I deal with the many problems and prejudices which exist for Black people in Britain today.
The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.