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Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Wole Soyinka on Robert Mugabe

An except from a speech in June at the New York Public Library in which the great writer Wole Soyinka links the following figures: Harlem’s Father Divine; the Yoruba diety Shango; Mohamed Bouazizi (the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire thus triggering a people’s revolution earlier this year); the now-deposed Ivorian President, Laurent Gbagbo; and finally, Robert Mugabe,