• Writers brought up in Africa have many advantages - being at the center of a modern battlefield; part of a society in rapid, dramatic change. But in a long run it can also be a handicap: to wake up every morning with one's eyes on a fresh evidence of inhumanity; to be reminded twenty times a day of injustice, and always the same brand of it, can be limiting.

    Doris Lessing (2012). “This Was the Old Chief’s Country: Collected African Stories Volume One”, p.6, HarperCollins UK