Deities Are My Companions In Real And Imaginative World – Soyinka


By Adadainfo

Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka says he neither needs any religion nor worships any deity.

The versatile author stated this on Sunday at the launch of his two-volume collection of essays.

In his words, “Do I really need one (religion)? I have never felt I needed one. I am a mythologist. I believe that people have a right and cannot help creating mythologies around themselves, around their experiences about what they project from the inner recesses of their minds as answers to questions.

“And so I find nothing wrong with utilising mythologies as part and parcel of my creative warehouse.

“But religion? No I don’t worship any deity. But I consider deities as creatively real and therefore my companions in my journey in both the real world and the imaginative world.”


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