Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has maintained his no-religion stance even as the pro-democracy activist says that he does not worship any deity.
The renowned literary giant made this known on Sunday at the public presentation of his two-volume collection of essays.
Soyinka at the event admitted that he’s a mythologist, inferring that he shares the thought that people have the right to based on their experiences, create myths around themselves.
In the words of the Nobel prize-winning author:
“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.”