Wole Soyinka | Literature Criticism Interview by Wole Soyinka, Olesegun Ojewuyi, and Shawn-Marie Garrett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Wole Soyinka.
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Interview by Wole Soyinka, Olesegun Ojewuyi, and Shawn-Marie Garrett

SOURCE: Soyinka, Wole, Olesegun Ojewuyi, and Shawn-Marie Garrett. “A World of Amusement and Pity.” Theater 28, no. 1 (spring 1997): 61-8.

In the following interview, Soyinka discusses multiculturalism, his literary and political interests, and the future of Nigeria.

[Ojewuyi and Garrett]: The opening lines of the title song on the album Ethical Revo-Wetin go like this: “I love my country, I no go lie, na inside am I go live and die, when e turn me so I twist am so. E push me, I push am. I no go go.” How would you write those lines today?

[Soyinka]: The word “love” is used, I hope you realize, in a dynamic way. In other words, I don't have any, and never have had any, sentimental feelings towards Nigeria...

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