Write a detailed note on Soyinka’s political activism

Soyinka’s political activism – Some of the aspects of this world view, include an irreverent, casual and friendly attitude towards the gods, the lack of a sense of remoteness from eternal beings, a widespread tolerance towards people of other faiths, a respectful attitude towards ones ancestors, and a sense of there being more to life than merely the physical or material or even visible.

At the same time, Soyinka acknowledges that there is something in the figures of Yoruba religion and myth, there is something in the complicated details of Yoruba ritual that find expression in Yoruba drama to which even non-Yoruba, indeed, non-African audiences can relate. This he sees as a type of consciousness that lies beneath the layers of cultural and social and political conditioning we receive.

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