Archives de l’auteur : Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka: how to detoxify young minds from indoctrination

Wole Soyinka: how to detoxify young minds from indoctrination

With Africa’s campuses beset by religious zealotry, Wole Soyinka suggests universities provide a year of materialist induction to free students of dogma and extremism

Par Wole Soyinka, le 24 décembre 2016
RED CARD, GREEN CARD – Notes Towards The Management Of Hysteria By Wole Soyinka

RED CARD, GREEN CARD – Notes Towards The Management Of Hysteria By Wole Soyinka

I shall begin on a morbid note. One of the horror stories that emerged from the Daesh (Isis) controlled parts of Iraq was the gruesome tale of the mother who …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 13 novembre 2016
Soyinka on school hijab controversy: To everything, its place

Soyinka on school hijab controversy: To everything, its place

    By Wole Soyinka     The issue, I understand, is the flaunting of religious markers in public educational institutions. Let me begin by confessing that I envy the …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 25 juin 2016
Nigeria Camera Men As Weapon of Mass Obstruction, By Wole Soyinka

Nigeria Camera Men As Weapon of Mass Obstruction, By Wole Soyinka

The outraged report was that the media camera once again behaved true to form. In church, not only did they tramp up and down the aisles and invade the nave …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 22 juin 2016
Pastoralism or Terrorism?: The Killing Culture of the Neo-Nomadic, By Wole Soyinka

Pastoralism or Terrorism?: The Killing Culture of the Neo-Nomadic, By Wole Soyinka

    Artwork by Francis Nnamdi Chiedu   I have not heard an order given that any cattle herder caught with sophisticated firearms be instantly disarmed, arrested, placed on trial, …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 28 avril 2016
Nigerians Must Forgive Buhari’s Past, Laureate Soyinka Says

Nigerians Must Forgive Buhari’s Past, Laureate Soyinka Says

    Africa’s first Nobel laureate for literature, Wole Soyinka, said Nigerians must show a Nelson Mandela-like ability to forgive president-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s past as an iron-fisted military ruler. “I …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 4 avril 2015
Learning From Yesterday

Learning From Yesterday

The Nigerian variation on any universal practice is guaranteed to develop a character of its own, quite unique, but of course uniqueness is not always a virtue, and some forms …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 23 mars 2015
NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

NIGERIA - The Silver Lining in the Cloud of Postponement

The “Advertorial” – full front page of a newspaper “ Feb 23, 2015 – sponsored by Mr. Ayo Fayose (aka “No Apology”) deserves to succeed in its aim of putting …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 25 février 2015
Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Humanity Against The Narcissists Of Death By Wole Soyinka

Our predicament is universal, and this is what we have stressed from the very beginning. The nature of religious zeal that would routinely maim, kill, or enslave the object of …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 21 janvier 2015
WOLE SOYINKA : « Votre fatwa ne s’appliquera jamais ici »

WOLE SOYINKA : « Votre fatwa ne s’appliquera jamais ici »

Wole Soyinka devait se rendre à Nairobi – au moment même où avait lieu l’attaque du centre commercial Westgate – pour un festival de littérature. L’un de ses amis, qui …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 8 janvier 2015
FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

Nigeria FULL SCRIPT: Why Wole Soyinka Said Jonathan Is King Nebuchadnezzar

I SHALL not insist that the historic/biblical figure of Nebuchadnezzar is uniquely apt for the pivotal figure of the ‘democratic’ history in the making at this moment — for one …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 5 décembre 2014
The Canonisation Of Terror

Nigeria/Boko Haram The Canonisation Of Terror

The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to …

Par Wole Soyinka, le 6 septembre 2014