Thanks for that post on Tai Solarin - the great!
I remember reading that book around JSS1 or so somewhere in my boarding school hostel and It was quite simply the most thought-provoking book I had read.
Just fundamentally different from our regular chike and the river then.
The one on one dissection of thought, done with intense simplicity in that book, is undoubtedly one of those things you read that pushes you to begin to "ask questions" - begin to ponder.
It quite literarily gave me an out-of-body experience - where you begin to interrogate the larger world / concepts / establishments around you.
God bless him! ha! the mighty have truly fallen in Nigeria.....how we miss him!
"May your road be rough," he said in an article on January 1, 1964. "I am not cursing you; I am wishing you what I wish myself every year. I, therefore, repeat, may you have a hard time this year, may there be plenty of troubles for you this year! If you are not so sure what you should say back, why not just say, same on you? I ask no more."