An interview with author, Sally Kenneth Dadzie. Read our review of her book, The Fourth Finger here.
LE: Hello Sally, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Sally: I was born in Yola, a place where the sun doesn’t stop shining. Scorching weather. Juicy watermelons and sugarcanes. Atiku was my neighbor.[i] Lol. I kid you not. My family moved to Jos when I turned six. I stayed there for eighteen years or so. Schooled in University of Abuja, studying Sociology.
LE: What do you do for a living? Is writing your full time job?
Sally: I stay in Lagos as a full-time writer. I teach people how to write and also work as an editor. I’m about to start my side hustle because Nigeria is hard and I need to wear those dresses I badly crave for. Writing pays some bills, but not all.
LE: We know one or two things about the craving for new dresses! When did you start writing and what prompted it?
Sally: I started writing seriously in 2011. Before then, I’d written mostly stage plays for church. Short stories that got nowhere. In 2011, I was forced to stay out of work, so I had to do something with my gift. I took literature seriously that year.
LE: Are you currently working on any book and if you are, what is it about?
Sally: Presently, I’m working on my book, Stranger in Lagos, to be published by CSS Publishers. The story is not really about Lagos, but about the people living in the city who are struggling with their health and relationship issues. I don’t want to say too much about it. Just look out for it next year.
LE: Good to know. We will be on the lookout… Lastly, what are your hobbies?
Sally: I read a lot. I watch movies and series too. And because I write like crazy and also have kids to care for, I don’t play with my ‘me’ time. I use it to sleep.
Sally has 8 published books:
Fish Brain Madhouse (The Complete Edition)
His Little Black Book
In the Name of Papa
It’s Another Saturday
No Heart Feelings
The Fourth Finger
To Tame a Virgin
[i] Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria and currently running for President as a candidate of the main opposition party in Nigeria, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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