My Own Affirmation
I believe that when I return to Africa, I will write my best work. I will write one story or many of them that will be as notable as the works of Morrison, Walker, Kincaid, Bambara. I will breathe life back into Black Literature. I feel it in my bones and I know I will do this—like Chimamanda Adichie knew she could write an American novel; like Natasha Tretheway knew she could produce Pulitzer-winning poetry; Like Edwidge Danticat knew she could write beautifully when representing two, and sometimes three, different lands. I will do this work and you will one day count my name amongst those who are aforementioned here. I just need you to believe with me.