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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 Harlem’s Father Divine, the Yoruba diety Shango, Mohamed Bouazizi, the Tunisian street vender who set himself on fire thus triggering a people’s revolution earlier this year, the now-deposed Laurent Gbagbo, and finally, Robert Mugabe, who is “still