Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Wole Soyinka on the Igbo genocide

 “... Of course I used my weapon, which was writing, to express my disapproval of the [Biafran] ... war into which we were about to enter. These were people who’d been abused, who’d undergone genocide, and who felt completely rejected by the rest of the community, and therefore decided to break away and form a nation of its own” –   Wole Soyinka (emphasis added), interviewed by Peter Godwin, Hay literary festival, Xalapa, Mexico, 12 October 2012.


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