Oh, I love labels, as long as they are numerous. I’m an American writer. I’m a Nigerian writer. I’m a Nigerian-American writer. I’m an African writer. I’m a Yoruba writer. I’m an African-American writer. I’m a writer who’s been strongly influenced by European precedents. I’m a writer who feels very close to literary practice in India—which I go to quite often—and to writers over there. So bring it on! I don’t want to be called just one thing.
— Teju Cole