Wole Soyinka Speaks Out on Haiti

Many people across the region are lamenting the earthquake in Haiti and turning to religious and superstitious explanations for what happened.

“It’s a curse on Haiti,” some think.

“It’s a punishment for all the devil worship,” others opine. Across the region and across the world, Christian karma was being blamed for the latest disaster to hit the first republic in the Western Hemisphere after America. God, many people say, was punishing Haiti for something. What exactly Haiti was being punished for, everyone disagrees.

But Africa’s first Nobel Laureate has a different, perhaps more sensible, though simple opinion … Read more.

Chinua Achebe: What Nigeria means to me

Nigerian nationality was for me and my generation an acquired taste – like cheese. Or better still, like ballroom dancing. Read more

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