Tigritude by Wole Soyinka

The quote about Tigritude below is a reaction of the first generation of Anglophone writers in the 60s to the older tradition of French Négritude theory (Léopold Sédar Senghor & Aimé Césaire).

Wole Soyinka - quote
Wole Soyinka by Tunde Owolabi Photographer & Designer

There are many famous quotes from him, mainly this one I found on a wall in Cotonou (BJ) years ago:

Le tigre ne proclame pas sa tigritude, il bondit (sur sa proie et la dévore).
A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it pounces (on its prey and devours it).

Akinwande Oluwole « Wole » Soyinka (born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian writer, playwright and poet, first African in Africa and the diaspora to be awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature (the first African to be so honored).

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