Sefi Atta Talks History, Her New Novel, and Writing about the Lagos Elite: In Conversation with Toni Kan

Sefi Atta’s latest novel, The Bead Collector, is historical fiction as well as an ideological treatise. But it is also, as with many of Sefi Atta’s works, a book that riffs on class and family dysfunction. In this conversation with Toni Kan, Sefi talks about the place of history in her work, growing up in Ikoyi, and the day her mother met Graham Green in a London shop. Toni Kan The Bead Collector is historical fiction and yet not. It is an ideological treatise yet not qui...
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