Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author, has said that he does not have a need for any religion and does not worship any deity.
Professor Soyinka while speaking at the public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays on Sunday disclosed this.
Soyinka admitted that he is a mythologist and also believes that people have a right to create myths around themselves based on experiences which they have.
According to him, “Do I really need one (religion)? I have never felt I needed one. I am a mythologist. I believe that people have a right and cannot help creating mythologies around themselves, around their experiences about what they project from the inner recesses of their minds as answers to questions.
“And so I find nothing wrong with utilising mythologies as part and parcel of my creative warehouse.
“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.”
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