Prof. Soyinka spoke during the inauguration of the Wole Soyinka Foundation, a retreat haven for writers in a bid to unveil its 130 pages new book titles – InterInventions, Between Defective Memory and Public Lie, A Personal Odyssey in The Republic of Liars.
Soyinka while enumerating unique features of the art work, said, “The new book is so truthful that it hurts. It is recommended for people who feel vengeful towards purveyors of public lies because of its expected theRap£utic 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 said the literary work was imperative following the increase wave of public lies worsened by the social media.
The event was held at the June 12 Cultural Centre Kuto, Abeokuta and the Edo state governor, Adams Oshiohmole presented the book to the public.
Oshiomhole, while given his remark about the art work, described Soyinka as “a great and relentless fighter.”
He however urged Nigerians to identify with The Wole Soyinka Foundation, which he described as a worthy cause.