Quote of the week


Prof Wole Soyinka

This post was was written by Georgina Combes, who left the UK a few months ago to live and work in Cape Town, South Africa. Check out her blog here.

Quote of the week has to go to Nigerian Poet and Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka, pictured above. He is in Cape Town for The Book Fair and was at The Book Lounge last night talking about his memoir You Must Set Forth at Dawn.

Squeezed in at the back and trying my best to hear above the noise of traffic from the open doorway, I did catch his comment on the use of media and technology to fight dictatorships, which I liked. He said:

"Who can deny the power of technology in the liberation of man."

Although he defiantly followed this up by saying he’s not on Facebook – he’s stopping at email! 

Image by Georgina Combes

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