SHIT MY AFRICAN LIT PROFESSOR SAYS

My professor is the recipient of several poetry and fiction awards and author of multiple critically-acclaimed novels (she's been compared to writers like Toni Morrison and Alice Walker). I think she may be close friends with Neil deGrasse Tyson, but she would never admit it. Everything she says, however insignificant, seems supremely important.
  1. "Know your cardinal directions! You'll say you're going to Mars and end up in New Jersey."
  2. "Give the sun a capital S when you write about it. It does more for you than you could ever understand."
  3. On a novel: "it's like yoga for your eyes. I bought so many copies of it. One for my house in Nigeria, one for city hall, one for my dentist..."
  4. "I'm always bothering them to cover their mouths, the dust will get in the lungs."
    Said in reference to the construction workers on the Museum of African American Heritage in Washington DC, somewhat insinuating that she was involved in it's development but never outright saying it
  5. "What would we do without the medical doctor? Without the farmer? Without the janitor?"