There are many ways of becoming famous, and you are famous as the man who quarrels with Soyinka. That takes a lot of courage; Soyinka has a reputation for being a formidable quarreller. However, you have a reputation for being equally formidable, so that when the two of you quarrel it is really a matter of the quick or the dead. What is it about your views that makes them so controversial?
Petersen, Kirsten Holst, Chinweizu Interviewed by Kirsten Holst Petersen, Kunapipi, 15(1), 1993.