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“I’m A Mythologist” – Wole Soyinka Speaks Up About Religion

“I’m A Mythologist” – Wole Soyinka Speaks Up About Religion

Wole Soyinka,A Nobel Prize-winning Author, mentioned that he does not require a religion and does not worship any gods, he explained that he does not practice any religion including Christianity, Islam or Orisa.

He revealed this on Sunday during a public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays, saying he found nothing wrong with using mythologies as part and parcel of his creative warehouse.

He explained further that he is a mythologist and believes that people have a right to create myths around themselves based on their experiences.

In his words:

“Do I really need one (religion)? I have never felt I needed one. I am a mythologist.

“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,”

The Nobel Laureate added that he believes people have a right and cannot help creating mythologies around themselves.

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