The 80th birthday of the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka has made many people dip their pen in ink and write an article of appreciation, of analysis, of adoration, you name it.
Soyombo Opeyami writes about the prisonmemoirs of Soyinka. He wrote about it in “The man Died”.
Soyinka has never steered away from political involvement. He has spoken out. He has written down. He raised his voice. He visited prisonwalls.
They did not silence him.