Watching Wole Soyinka's return to Biafra

4 Comments » October 23rd, 2007 posted by // Categories: Favorite Articles

Forty years ago, Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka travelled to Nigeria’s secessionist Biafra region to try and calm growing tensions. The visit saw him thrown in jail, forced to spend 22 months in solitary confinement. Now he has returned to meet those who ordered his detention

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4 Responses to “Watching Wole Soyinka's return to Biafra”

  1. Dominic says:

    In my book, Soyinka will always be a hero. This was happening way back in 1967, at a period when oppourtunity-miss-roads like Awolowo and Azikiwe were busy cultivating and entrenching ethnic politics, and generally sabotaging governance and the collective national aspiration. The heros in our history are the Soyinkas and Solarins, but that’s a topic for another day.

  2. Africa says:

    True example of leadership….a great man is not honored in his home….it will be a delight to see the Nigerian press plaster this story all over their pages…..Long live Kongi……………..One Nigeria, One Africa

  3. nze says:

    when i produce my book , title code, i should have achieved more than soyinka did in all his book

  4. justicechris says:

    i see soyinka as a leader not as a ruler.not as we have in our past and present ruler who claims to be leader

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