Which historical figure do you most identify with? Robert Sobukwe. What are you reading at the moment? What’s the one book everyone should read? I’m reading A Certain Amount of Madness: The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara, edited by Amber Murrey, and everyone should read God’s Bits of Wood by Sembene Ousmane. Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing. Which phrase or word do you most overuse? Striking the balance. Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Hamlet. His line "To be, or not to be", which is popularly read as the classic stance of the indecisive persona, ironically urges me to be decisive. What’s the most interesting thing about you that people don’t know? I obtained a first class in playwriting, acting and directing in my honours degree. It has given me confidence to speak to just about any audience. What’s the worst airport you’ve been in? Zurich. There are looooong walks to your gate. What is your biggest indulgence? Fruit salad, plain y...

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