Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa

Wole Soyinka great sayings are a part of the heritage of this Nobel Prize winner for future generations and for the entire Nigerian population. His words about Africa, life, freedom, and many other important things send can goosebumps down one’s spine. Let’s list some of them here!

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa

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Since his childhood, Wole Soyinka has been surrounded by the truest African life. He fought military government and dictatorship Nigeria and even now, he still keeps on fighting for a better life in his homeland, for its growth and development, and for the highest living standards from all points of view.

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa

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No wonder that he was the first African writer to receive the Nobel Prize. His wise sayings keep astonishing readers all around the world with the acuteness, the importance of the problems he’s speaking about and sincerity.

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Top powerful Wole Soyinka quotes about Africa

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about
Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.
Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we’d never smelled the fumes of petroleum
The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny

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Everyone who sees tyranny and oppression of other individuals should act, not keep silent. Otherwise, the long arms of the tyranny will reach out and grab everyone whom they can reach. While it’s still in its place, the blood of its victims is on the hands of those who kept silent.

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
Under a dictatorship, a nation ceases to exist. All that remains is a fiefdom, a planet of slaves regimented by aliens from outer space.
I'm an Afro-realist. I take what comes, and I do my best to affect what is unacceptable in society.
Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
A war, with its attendant human suffering, must, when that evil is unavoidable, be made to fragment more than buildings: It must shatter the foundations of thought and re-create. Only in this way does every individual share in the cataclysm and understand the purpose of sacrifice.
The blatant aggressiveness of theocracies I find distressing, because I grew up when Christians, Muslim, and animists lived peacefully together.

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Religions are great when they are all about the faith and love. It’s a disaster when people are forced to hate each other for the reason of their beliefs.

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa
Nigeria has had the misfortune - no, the fortune - of seeing the worst face of capitalism anywhere in Africa. The masses have seen it, they are disgusted, and they want an alternative.
Some African leaders actually dare to suggest that democracy is a concept alien to traditional African society. This is one of the most impudent political blasphemies I can think of

Democracy is natural to any society. It works everywhere and for everyone. Only the criminals and tyrants who want to oppress the voices of their victims are against democracy and only these ones dare to assume that democracy may be wrong for Africans.

Wole Soyinka quotes on Africa

We believe you have liked these memorable quotes by Wole Soyinka. They speak about life in Africa, about what still needs to be done here and in the entire world. There are still wars and religious fanatics still practice stoning and murders in the name of honour.

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A lot needs to be done. Many people still need to be educated and shown their way in this life. It’s great that there are such outstanding minds who see and notice everything that needs correction and opens people’s eyes.

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