The Nigerian Absurdity of Figures-of-Speech

Some Christians and almost everyone online troll Soyinka on his “figurative” defense of “green card tearing” but accept literal interpretation of Sam Adeyemi’s “mental health” tweet.

Let's flip it:

Some intellectuals reject literal interpretation of Soyinka’s words on tearing his green card but condemn contextual defense of Sam Adeyemi’s use of Christian aphorism on the origin of diseases.

Let's keep it simple:

So, we should condemn Pastor Sam Adeyemi's words literally but accept Wole Soyinka's words metaphorically.

Well-done, Nigerian intellectuals.

(At the end of the day, we all rally around what validates our intellectual or religious biases and standpoints).