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Wole Soyinka replies Reno Omokri for comparing him with Chinua Achebe

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.

He wrote:

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.

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Reno Omokri – Wole Soyinka
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Why I opened up about being molested as a child – Common

American actor and rapper, Common has taken to Twitter to explain why he opened up to the World on being molested as a child.

In his just-released memoir 'Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir, the 47-year-old disclosed that he was molested by a family friend at the age of 9 and 10.

According to Common whose real name is Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, the memories began to surface when he was prepping for scenes in the 2018 dramatic film, The Tale.

“I caught my breath and just kept looping the memories over and over, like rewinding an old VHS tape…I said ‘Laura, I think I was abused.'”

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Harry Kane speaks about missing the Champions League final due to injury

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has expressed hope of being fit for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June.

The England International has not played since 9 April when he suffered an ankle injury. He was however on the sideline watching as his side fought back from 3-0 down on aggregate against Ajax to draw 3-3. Tottenham go through to the final on away goals.

"Rehab is going well," said Kane.
"I started straight line running this week and I have to start training even harder to prove myself to the gaffer."

The first leg which was played in London saw Ajax win 1-0. They also looked to be heading to the final when goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech gave them a...

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