Ask the Author: Feyisayo Anjorin
What would you like readers to know about you?
I’m weird like many other writers. I’ve written three books and will write many more, I am a romantic at heart, so I’m always thinking of ways to impress my wife who is already impressed. I trained as a filmmaker, but writing gives me a super high like someone on a mind-altering drug.
What is your book about for those who haven’t read it?
My book is about a young man, a police officer, whose love-life was in the best state until the roller coaster relationship was ended by the death of his lover. Then he gets these phone calls from the supposedly dead girlfriend. The phone calls brings his sanity to question, just as 22nd century Nigeria discusses the need for law enforcement robots to replace the inefficient police force.
What has been your inspiration for writing it?
Inspiration for writing is majorly from the synthesis of the ideas I get from the books I read, and sometimes from love songs, and sometimes these thoughts just come to me from God-knows-where.
What was your favorite scene or part of your book to write?
My favourite scene was when the protagonist, Badoo, was trying to convince his boss that he is normal, because I know how it could be when you are convinced by an experience that may not be simplified by logic and someone looks at you as if you are crazy.
What books or authors inspired you to become a writer?
Mainly John Grisham books, Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi and Alice Munro; I read some of their works in my early teens and I loved the wonder of words on the pages.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors who want to write a book?
Aspiring authors, just write the book. The major step is starting it. Then step by step, one day at a time, it gets done. Believe me, you wont forgive yourself if years later you think about the books you would have written.