Yesterday was Prof. Wole Soyinka's 75th birthday.
Soyinka is one man who is many things to different people, accross the globe. He's a teacher, an activist, a musician, a dramatist....and the list goes on. In an article that's published in Guardian newspaper, he explores the Obama visit; of the first black American's decision to visit neither his 'homeland' or the 'big (for nothing) Nigeria.
In it he writes; "Blood, they say, is thicker than water. Obama's gesture is intended to inform nations like Kenya and Nigeria that neither blood nor oil courses thicker than equity."
Read "Obama's Choice" here.
And here's a poem I wrote some time ago on the then proposed visit
This week's poem: "Still I rise"
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