Celebrating Wole Soyinka’s birthday with 10 of his greatest quotes

Mildred Europa Taylor July 13, 2019
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“Well, I think the Yoruba gods are truthful. Truthful in the sense that I consider religion and the construct of deities simply an extension of human qualities taken, if you like, to the nth degree. I mistrust gods who become so separated from humanity that enormous crimes can be committed in their names. I prefer gods who can be brought down to earth and judged, if you like.”


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