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Ayo Sogunro Social critic talks about Literature, LGBT rights, Nigerian government

Ayo Sogunro is the author of 'Sorry Tales', a collection of short stories written in dry sarcasm, fraught with tragedy and displaying a complete cynicism towards everything in the Nigerian system.

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He is also the author of 'Everything in Nigeria is going to kill you', a collection of essays that reveal the truth we all know- that Nigeria is trying actively to kill her citizens.

In light of the recent fuel brouhaha and tomato scarcity, you’d find it difficult to disagree with the book.

As an author and social critic, Sogunro discusses the relationship between Literature and social change. It is said that Literature us influenced by social change and social change can influence literature.

Sogunro’s scathing essay ‘Shame on you my Dear President’ is as funny as it rings true. He discusses the essay and the effect he hoped it would have on Nigerians who read it.

If you are familiar with Nigerian Literature, then you have read or at least heard of Chinelo Okparanta's  denut novel ‘Under the Udala trees’ which addresses the issue of same sex relationships and Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) rights.

Sogunro discusses LGBT rights in Nigeria, he is of the opinion that LGBT rights in Nigeria is still a myth because Nigerians do not even have basic and fundamental human rights first of all.

According to him, when Nigerians are given full rights as human beings first, then we can discuss sexual rights as well as other  'minor' rights such as religious rights.

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