„It's really a therapeutic experience for me to begin to write about the coup because I was involved in the 1987 coup and in particular the 2000 coup. For someone who was involved in all the coups it has been difficult for me to open up and write. The fact that I am able to write marks a turning point for me.“
— Tupeni Baba
Interview, 19 May 2005, about his book, Speight of Violence (coauthored with two others).