Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Reuben Abati Reviewed Professor Wole Soyinka Book "InterInventions"

 Reuben Abati who was the former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, reviewed Professor Wole Soyinka book "InterInventions". Read excerpts below:

Excerpt: "This is nevertheless, a publication in which Professor Soyinka settles strictly personal scores, but this is no pamphleteering that he modestly alludes to, but a fine, extended essay in the distinguished tradition of that form. He is polemical, punchy and critical - without mercy or measure! There is no deceit, no pulling of punches, not much of deliberate concealment; it is Soyinka wielding a Bazooka in one hand, and a gilt-edged knife in the other, shooting down the hypocrisy and pretensions of representative figures in a Republic of Liars, where defective memory, an affliction worse than amnesia, but much closer to dementia, and psychosis, is standard fare. He deploys language dramatically and draws blood even if his mood remains charismatic and entertaining as he laughs at human folly, and the verminous antics of his named and shamed traducers."

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