Professor Wole Soyinka has replied Reno Omokri who yesterday stated that he didn’t deserved the Nobel Laurette he won because late writer Chinua Achebe was a better writer than him.
Reno Omokri made this known on Twitter where he wrote:
Between Chinua Achebe and Professor Wole Soyinka, I would give the
@NobelPrize for literature to Achebe 100 times out of 100 times. I still don’t understand how Soyinka got it and Achebe did not. I read their books. Achebe’s works are by far the more superior works of literature.
The tweet which sparked lots of controversy on social media drew the attention of Wole Soyinka who responded by saying that both he and late Chinua Achebe deserve peace, not orchestration filled with hypocritical aria.
Chinua Achebe is entitled to better than being escorted to his grave with that monotonous, hypocritical aria of deprivation’s lament, orchestrated by those who, as we day in my part of the world, dye their morning weeds a deeper indigo than those of the bereaved. He deserves his peace. Me too. Right now and not posthumously. RIP to the great one.