Wole Soyinka - Aktuell

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Dienstag 25.6.08

Soyinka: "I am not fulfilled."
http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl ... ic=Art20080625133375

Montag 09.07.07

Auf einer Veranstaltung "Civilisation, Dead or Alive" beschuldigt Soyinka den Westen der Zerstörung anderer Zivilisationen.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/090707

Mittwoch 23.05.07

Soyinka will sich Protesten gegen die manipulierten Wahlen in Nigeria anschließen.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/230507

Samstag 17.03.07

in einem Statement "The Will of the One and the Rule of Law" warnt Soyinka angesichts de derzeitigen Wahlkampfes vor dem Zerfall aller demokratischen Sicherungssysteme des Landes.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/170307

Dienstag 02.01.07

Vom Ritual zur Revolte - Soyinka Veranstaltung am 10.01. um 19.00 in der Hellen Panke Berlin (Kopenhagener Str. 9).
http://helle-panke.de/frameseite1.htm

Sonntag 26.11.06

Soyinka ruft zur "battle royale" zur vollständigen Befreiung Nigerias auf.
http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/article07/261106

Mittwoch 23.08.06

Auf einem nationalen Seminar zu Wirtschaftsverbrechen erhebt Soyinka erneut schwere Vorwürfe in Bezug auf die manipulierte Wahl Obasanjos zum Präsidenten Nigerias.
http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/news/article05/230806

Montag 19.06.06

Interview im Time Magazine
http://www.time.com/time/nation/art ... 8599,1205325,00.html

Montag 01.05.06

You must set forth at Dawn - Memoiren Wole Soyinkas erschienen

Rezensionen: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/23/b ... 8423afa8&ei=5070 http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/arts/article01/010506

Mittwoch 18.01.06

Is Wole Soyinka a prophet? - Ein Essay von Godwin Tom-Lawyer
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/edit ... ion/article04/180106

Freitag 16.12.05

Anlässlich einer Ausstellung über Presseaktivitäten aus sechs Jahren Demokratie in Nigeria hält Soyinka einen kritischen Rückblick.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/161205

Samstag 12.11.05

Wole Soyinka heute ab 13.07 Uhr im Deutschlandradio Kultur (in Berlin 89,8) Das Streitgespräch - Wole Sojinka, nigerianischer Nobelpreisträger im Gespräch mit Margarete Limberg

Donnerstag 03.11.05

Mahnung an die alternative nationale Konferenz PRONACO, Einigkeit zu bewahren und den Namen Soyinkas nicht für Fraktionskämpfe zu missbrauchen. Soyinka verurteilt außerdem die durch die nationale Rundfunkkomission verfügte Schließung des freien Fernsehsenders AIT wegen der Berichterstattung über den mysteriösen Flugzeugabsturz Ende Oktober, bei dem hochrangige Diplomaten umgekommen waren. http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article03/031195

Dienstag 01.11.05

Soyinka und andere Schriftsteller ehren Ken Saro-Wiwa zum zehnten Jahrestag seiner Ermordung. http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article02/011105

Samstag 10.09.05

Soyinka, Braithwaite Urge Lawmakers To Probe Graft Charge Against Obasanjo
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article03

Montag 16.05.05

Interview im Nigerian Guardian über die innenpolitische Situation in Nigeria, insbesondere die gegenwärtige Antikorruptionskampagne.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article02/160505

WOZ 11.03.2005

Garstig-grimmige Hohelieder: Wole Soyinkas Gedichtband «Samarkand und andere Märkte» http://www.woz.ch/artikel/newsletter/11520.html

Sonntag 27.02.05

Soyinka hat in einer Antwort auf die Rede des nigerianischen Präsidenten Obasanjo zur Eröffnung der von der Regierung einberufenen nationalen Reformkonferenz diesen erneut scharf angegriffen und das Scheitern der Konferenz vorausgesagt.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/270205

Samstag 15.01.05

Soyinka: PRONACO wird die Grundlage der Wahlen 2007 sein (weitere info siehe: Info Freitag 14.01.05). Das Volk wird seine Souveränität zurückgewinnen. Teilnehmer der Konferenz beschuldigen Präsident Obasanjo Nigerias Demokratie in eine faschistische Einparteiendiktatur verwandelt zu haben. Aufruf zu gewaltfreiem Widerstand.
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01/150105

Freitag 14.01.05

Am Ende eines zweitägigen Treffens der Pro-National Conference Organisations (PRONACO) spricht sich Soyinka für eine unabhängige nationale Konferenz aus und gegen den "Nationalen Dialog" unter Leitung der Regierung, wie ihn Präsident Obasanjo vorgeschlagen hatte. Das Satement wurde unterzeichnet von Chief Enahoro, dem Leiter der Organisation, Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti und Dr. Keziah Awosika. Forderungen waren unter anderem die Abschaffung einer exekutiven Präsidentschaftsordnung, Gewaltenteilung zwischen der Union und den Regionen, Frauen- Minderheits und Zivilrechte.
Nigerian Guardian: http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article02/140105
The Punch (Nigeria): http://www.punchng.com/main/article03/140105

Mittwoch 12.01.05

Angesichts der nun offiziell bestätigten Wahlmanipulation bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen 2003, der derzeitigen Krise der Regierungspartei und damit zusammenhängenden lokalen Unruhen im Südosten Nigerias, fordert Soyinka die Einberufung einer nationalen Konferenz. http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article02/120105

Donnerstag 23.12.04

Anlässlich des Jahrestages der Ermordung des ehemaligen nigerianischen Justizministers, Chief James Ajibola Ige, fordert Wole Soyinka ein Ende der "Kultur der Immunität" und schlägt die EInsetzung einer Untersuchungskommission vor.
Nigerian Guardian berichtet http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01

Samstag 06.11.04

Lesungen mit Wole Soyinka zum Thema "The Climate of Fear" in BBC Radio 4 über Angst und Gesellschaft und die Veränderungen des öffentlichen Klimas der Angst seit dem kalten Krieg.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2004/

Freitag 22.10.04

Soyinka fordert als Teilnehmer eines Kommittees die US-Wähler zur Abwahl von George W. Bush auf. http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article01

Sonntag 10.10.04

Zur Verhaftung des Vorsitzenden des Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, welcher für den 11.Oktober zum Generalstreik in Nigeria aufgerufen hatte, äußerte sich neben namhaften Politikern und Intellektuellen auch Wole Soyinka.

http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article03/101004

Samstag 24.07.04

Auf einem Bankett zu Wole Soyinkas 70ten Geburtstag erklärt sich General Gowon bezüglich der Inhaftierung Soyinkas während seiner Diktatur.
http://allafrica.com/stories/200407191176.html
http://allafrica.com/stories/200407191388.html

Dienstag 18.05.04

Soyinka berates police, debunks claim of non-arrest:* No one was brutalised, police insist

OLALEKAN OSIADE

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Monday debunked claims by the Nigerian Police that nobody was arrested last Saturday at the mass rally organised by the Citizens’ Forum.

But the police in a quick reaction insisted that nobody including the highly- placed personalities who made the claim were brutalised during the rally. A visibly angry Soyinka, at a news conference insisted that he was arrested by the police alongside, some other pre-democracy activists, including Femi Aborishade.

Speaking on Monday at an interactive session with men of the Pen Profession, the Soyinka berated the action of the police for not allowing the people to express their right as granted by the constitution.

In his words, "Before I entered the vehicle, I asked them (the police) if I am under arrest, one man said no and the other said yes, you are under arrest. There are witnesses here," he said, pointing at other activists sealed by him.

The professor who was flanked by Chief Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), Bamidele Aturu, Chima Ubani, Beko Ransome-Kuti, Femi Falana, and Joel Odumakin, among others, accused the police of brutality, harassment and intimidation referring to the tear gas fired into the crowd at the rally that led to Chief Gani Fawehinmi being rushed to the hospital. He vowed to continue criticising the in actions of government.

The hierarchy of the police was also not left out of the tongue-lashing by the Nobel Laureate. He said "the police, I think should try and be honourable, when they say nobody is arrested, that means they are calling us liars I find that very insulting."

"and may be it is problem of semantics, they could have said, we were kidnapped or abducted and whisked to an unknown destination," he lamented.

Soyinka, who displayed some canisters of teargas as evidence of last Saturday’s police brutality threatened to call the attention of the United Nations into the matter, in order to give room for a thorough investigation into the issue of human rights abuse in the country. Beko Ransome-Kuti, on his own part said that the current leadership of President Obasanjo is most unsuitable to govern the country.

Chief Gani Fawehinmi of the National conscience party maintained his earlier stand that there is a viable opposition in the country, saying that those who think there is no opposition should have a re-think.

Earlier, a mild drama ensued at the venue of the press conference, when the group could not gain access to the multi-purpose hall of the hotel.

Soyinka, who was making ways to have the conference held inside the hall was barred by security operatives in the hotel. He had to find a way out of the logjam by relaxing at the pool side, where the crowded event eventually took place.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 15. Mai 2004, 14:35

http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/literatur/0,1518,300025,00.html

Nigeria

Literaturnobelpreisträger verhaftet

Der nigerianische Literaturnobelpreisträger Wole Soyinka ist am Samstag in Lagos bei einer Demonstration gegen die die Regierung verhaftet worden.

AFP

Wole Soyinka: Scharfer Kritiker der Militärregierungen

Lagos - Mit ihm wurden Dutzende weitere Demonstranten festgenommen, die in der Wirtschaftsmetropole Nigerias den Rücktritt von Präsident Olusegun Obasanjo forderten.

Die Polizei löste die Kundgebung mit etwa 500 Teilnehmern nach einer Viertelstunde unter Einsatz von Tränengas auf. Soyinka, der 1986 den Literaturnobelpreis erhielt, war ein scharfer Kritiker der Militärregierungen. Obasanjo wirft er vor, Nigeria in die Anarchie geführt zu haben, in der normale Verwaltungsaufgaben nicht mehr erfüllt würden.

Die Behörden hatten Anfang des Monats ein Verbot öffentlicher Versammlungen verfügt. Sie reagierten damit auf Berichte, dass im Militär eine Verschwörung gegen den 1999 gewählten Obasanyo im Gange sei. Vor Obasanjo hatte das Militär 15 Jahre die Macht.

17.05.04

Tinubu decries police disruption of rally by Soyinka, others

LAGOS State Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu has deplored the police disruption of a mass rally organised by some social activists in the state.

Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka and notable activists like Dr. Beko Ransome-Kuti and Mr Femi Falana were among participants who were reportedly tear-gassed by the police at the rally.

A statement by Tinubu yesterday said that it was "unthinkable" that such eminent personalities, "who sacrificed their time, energy, human and material resources to fight for the restoration of civil rule in Nigeria... could be subjected to such a harrowing inhuman treatment for exercising their right to peaceful assembly."

The statement added: "It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in the nation that those who suffered harassment in the course of fighting military rule so that we can have democracy are the same persons who are being subjected to brutal treatment. This tragic incident calls for sober reflection."

The governor said that the need to maintain law and order should not override the citizens' right "to assemble peacefully to canvass their position on what is going on in the society."

Tinubu also called for a review of the Public Order Act, which he described as an instrument of the colonial masters to subjugate Nigerians, and urged the police to re-orientate its men on the difference between their duties under military rule and in a democracy.

27.03.04

Soyinka Decries Leadership By Oppressors

FROM ABIODUN ADENIYI, LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

FORTY-FOUR years after independence, Nigerians are yet to see the difference between self government and colonialism, according to Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka.

Whether military or civilian, he declared on Thursday night at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, the Nigerian ruling class has, over time, presented itself as having no interest of the citizenry in its dealings.

He made the declaration while delivering the fourth of a five-part serial of the yearly British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Lord Reith lectures.

According to him, the failure of the Nigerian elite to improve the plight of the common man, just like the colonialists, amounts to a replacement of one form of oppressors by another.

The lecture topic is on the Climate of Fear. In Leeds, his theme was: "A quest for dignity."

Using the jackboot as a metaphor, the Nobel Laureate said that the identity of the wearer is immaterial. He recalled before a capacity audience that he unfortunately once had to side with the United Nations UN against Nigeria when a government official of the country criticised the world body's quest for democracy in Nigeria on the ground that "we cannot eat democracy"

The literary icon said that although democracy may not be on the menu in the UN's restaurant, human dignity which democracy partly entails is for everyone.

"The quest for dignity even if it leads to death," he said, reccurs among agitators, stressing that the "most important dignity is human dignity."

Soyinka noted that the quest for dignity occurs in relationships between persons; person to community; and among races. When the dignity of man is violated in any of the classes, he said, something is taken away and it results in the degradation of the human worth.

Citing a Yoruba proverb, iku ya ju esin lo, interpreted as sooner dead than indignity, Soyinka said: "The global climate of fear owes more to the denial of dignity" which, to him, "is simply another face of freedom and it robs one of the faculty of volition."

Soyinka, who is billed to deliver the last phase of the lecture at the Emory University, Atlanta, shortly, argued that natural disasters don't limit dignity as much as the one inflicted on man by man.

To him, nowhere is the dignity of man more violated than in the present day Middle East. While sympathising with the Palestinians, the literary giant condemned the potential youth bomber lately caught at an Israeli checkpoint saying, there should be no excuses for such as it violates the dignity of man.

The troubled region, he continued, bears the climate of fear irrespective of its rich history as the home of major faiths and civilisations, particularly Christianity, Islam and Judaism. To begin dealing with the climate of fear, he added, the crisis in the Middle East needs be urgently addressed.

"Even in defeat, negotiating terms of surrender, a defeated nation pleads - 'Leave us something of our dignity'. Denied this little consideration, a doomed struggle is promptly resumed."

He continued: "So what exactly is this 'dignity' that even nations enshrine in their constitutions and Bills of Human Rights

A basic core of volition

A sense of freedom

Obviously human dignity involves both, and encompasses more. No matter the mask that is worn to hide the reality of fear, dignity remains incompatible with the entry of fear into the human psyche"

Asked during the question and answer session how he has been able to preserve his own dignity, Soyinka hedged, saying he was not prepared for the question. Pressed further, he said: "Conviction has a lot to do with it...all consuming conviction. Knowledge that you really want nothing for yourself, beyond your glass of wine".


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