Many writers can't make a living. So to be able to teach how to write is valuable to them. But I don't really know about its value to the student. I don't mean it's useless. But I wouldn't have wanted anyone to teach me how to write.
The relationship with my people, the Nigerian people, is very good. My relationship with the rulers has always been problematic.
I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.
There's no lack of writers writing novels in America, about America. Therefore, it seems to me it would be wasteful for me to add to that huge number of people writing here when there are so few people writing about somewhere else.