Why We Write; In Honour Of Wole Soyinka’s 80th Birthday
By: Che Oyinatumba
Published June 6th, 2014
Primarily we write
because we are social animals in search of people to share our ideas
and ideals with. Because most of these people are far and oral
communication will not be trusted to be transmitted without noise
and distortion, we write; our forefathers carved theirs on stones,
bark if trees and human bodies.
write because we are artists trying to express ourselves hence each of us has a
unique writing style and choice adjectives that paints a wordy picture of the
intent of the writer.
be the reason for writing-orally (Poetry) or by stringing letters
together-prose, nobody should be denied the write to write.
are denied this write, some turn into murderers and suicide bombers to express
themselves. Forensics will tell you that no two suicide bombers detonate the
same bomb in the same manner or do murderers particularly serial killers choose
the same killing method.