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Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by fratermathy(m): 9:23pm On Oct 26, 2015
The book, he said, would be his “vengeance” against “unprovoked assault of public lies” directed against him.

The popular playwright and essayist spoke at the formal inauguration of The Wole Soyinka Foundation, a retreat haven for writers.

He described InterInventions as “the nastiest book” he has ever written.

The 130 – page work – InterInventions, Between Defective Memory and Public Lie, A Personal Odyssey in The Republic of Liars, was presented to the public at the June 12 Cultural Centre Kuto, Abeokuta by the Edo State governor, Adams Oshiohmole.

Soyinka said the book is “so truthful that it hurts” and recommended it to people who “feel vengeful” towards purveyors of public lies because of its expected therapeutic value.

“(InterInventions), it is the nastiest book I have ever written. It is so truthful that it hurts… it is my vengeance against public lies. It is not one of the butterfly books. No, it is not a butterfly book.

“I want to draw blood (with it). I’m warning all of you, if you feel vengeful, read this book and you will be alright. It is like homeopathic medicine,” Soyinka said.

He lamented that public lies have become an industry of sort, multiplying itself and worsened by the social media facilitating the predisposition for lies.

On page seven of the book, he decried public lies – “lies of staggering impudence, especially considering the fact that, in most cases, both victims and their traducers are still living.”

According to him, there is the need for a “ritual of public purgation where both sides – such victims of lies and the traducers, are brought together before the public tribunal for the world to know the truth.”

Soyinka also gave insight into lies, allegedly against him by some individuals and past leaders, including former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, stating in first paragraph of page 82 that “it was a great fun (for him, Soyinka) to watch him(Daniel) lie his head off.”

He said he “would have gone insane” if he had not found a serene place to hide himself while doing his creative work.

Oshiomhole described Soyinka as a great and relentless fighter, saying the nation needs social warriors who speak the truth without giving a hoot whose ox is gored.

The governor, who attended the event in the company of his wife, added that The Wole Soyinka Foundation is a worthy cause that should be identified with by Nigerians.

Source: http://saharareporters.com/2015/10/25/my-new-book-will-draw-blood-soyinka-vows[/

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by anachy: 9:26pm On Oct 26, 2015
Is it a ritualist book?

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by fratermathy(m): 9:29pm On Oct 26, 2015
anachy:
Is it a ritualist book?

cheesy cheesy cheesy grin grin grin grin grin


Very funny!!!!


I guess he wants to expose the secrets of so many people!

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Dannyset(m): 9:42pm On Oct 26, 2015
One Rich Politician will not hear him and go and buy all the books now. Until everything is spelt out to them, they won't know this man is already talking to them and he's aabout to finish them all.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by fratermathy(m): 9:51pm On Oct 26, 2015
Dannyset:
One Rich Politician will not hear him and go and buy all the books now. Until everything is spelt out to them, they won't know this man is already talking to them and he's aabout to finish them all.


grin grin grin grin

Reminds me of Obasanjo and his book that was banned.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Nobody: 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by drnairalov: 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
i dont care bout wole... I Just lent a Nigerian Prince money so he could get his rightful inheritance. Feeling good. #blessedandhumble

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by simongonner: 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
we are waiting.....

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by CR77(f): 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
lipsrsealed

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Mogidi: 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
Book about lies, for liars and by liars.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by melvinjames: 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
Since the book is about lies, I expect it to be about Liar Mohammed.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Wisdomkosi(m): 10:15pm On Oct 26, 2015
And how e take concern me?
Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Optional2(f): 10:16pm On Oct 26, 2015
Hmm
Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by englishmart(m): 10:16pm On Oct 26, 2015
shey your book na vampire?

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by ZACHIE: 10:16pm On Oct 26, 2015
He took a big bite off the scalp of Obj in this retort.
Obj too ought to have known better than take a swipe at Wole. He ought to.
Well, he had it coming. Whatever the literary colossus throws at Obj he should take with a no-reply equanimity.
Else, else ....

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by AYOdeji2102: 10:16pm On Oct 26, 2015
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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by psucc(m): 10:17pm On Oct 26, 2015
Nna this man go don finish OBJ be that. I go try get that book o!

Am sure the major characters go be OBJ, Lai Mohammed, even Adams Oshiomhole.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by onyedikachukwue(m): 10:17pm On Oct 26, 2015
Shut up u that brought cultism into our universities.
U hv kiled Morethan bokoharam.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by AbuMikey(m): 10:17pm On Oct 26, 2015
Very Interesting title, I will read it when I can buy it around Ring Road for N500 undecided

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Seunaj05(m): 10:18pm On Oct 26, 2015
The reason I like this Prof. is that, it is always difficult to know whether he is for or against. Always plays a neat game

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by ibkgab001: 10:18pm On Oct 26, 2015
yes we know
Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Nobody: 10:18pm On Oct 26, 2015
Op,you didnt tell us where the book is sold.me sef wan draw blood

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by sucreblazing(m): 10:18pm On Oct 26, 2015
Lolz I love this part..."Lie his head off"










Make I use one eyes see how yoloba go react to this...

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Demmocrats(m): 10:18pm On Oct 26, 2015
Wole Soyinka has discovered a lying detector cheesy

The lies about the death of Abacha and who actually killed him.


The lie about who actually killed bola age



The lie about June 12



The lie about who killed kudirat and why she was killed



The lie on the suspicious way Okadigbo died.



And the biggest lie among them is the nation called Nigeria.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Babangida70(m): 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
Your own blood I guess??

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Aspiregreat: 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
Blood kee.

Pls keep your book!sad

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by fratermathy(m): 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
psucc:
Anna this man go son finish OBJ be that. I go try get that book o!

Am sure the major characters go be OBJ, Lai Mohammed, even Adams Oshiomhole.


I doubt Oshiomole's role. He was a presenter of the book recently. If he was "flogged", he wouldn't present the book.

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by tola9jaa: 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
Draw the blood of obj

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by ttemmi(m): 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
Okay

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by SylarsMcQuins: 10:19pm On Oct 26, 2015
Nice strategy, uve gotten our attention. Now what?

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Re: Wole Soyinka: "InterInventions", My New Book Will Draw Blood by Ptoocool(m): 10:20pm On Oct 26, 2015
Shhhhhhhhh, GCFR of liars dey talk..


only blood?

anyways u still remain ma rolemodel..
OBJ: ma hero..

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