Professor Wole Soyinka, author and Nobel laurate predicts that his new book, InterInventions – Between Defective Memory and Public Lie, A Personal Odyssey in The Republic of Liars will draw blood because of the hard truth he revealed in it about events in the country
Professor Wole Soyinka, author and Nobel Laurate has said that InterInventions, his new book will draw blood. “It is the nastiest book I have ever written. It is so truthful that it hurts… it is my vengeance against public lies. It is not one of the butterfly books. No, it is not a butterfly book.
“I want to draw blood (with it). I’m warning all of you, if you feel vengeful, read this book and you will be alright. It is like homeopathic medicine.” Prof. Soyinka said
The renowned playwright spoke at the formal inauguration of The Wole Soyinka Foundation, a retreat haven for writers.
The 130 page work was presented to the public at the June 12 Cultural Centre Kuto, Abeokuta by the Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole.
On page seven of the book, he decried public lies – “lies of staggering impudence, especially considering the fact that, in most cases, both victims and their traducers are still living”.
According to him, there is the need for a “ritual of public purgation where both sides – such victims of lies and the traducers, are brought together before the public tribunal for the world to know the truth”.
Soyinka also gave insight into lies, allegedly against him by some individuals and past leaders, including Gbenga Daniel, former Governor of Ogun State, stating in first paragraph of page 82 that “it was a great fun (for him, Soyinka) to watch him (Daniel) lie his head off”.
— Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:50 GMT