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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Wole Oguntokun
The deep, croaking-frog rhythm of the talking drums sound out across the stage as canoeists in animal hide row a condemned servant and royal infant into the unknown. The unified voice of a choir rises above the beats, singing in the Yoruba language of Nigeria's southwest at the start of a play that begins in its middle.
"We will tell our stories and not have our stories told to us all of the time," Oguntokun said hopefully.
Nigeria remains home to Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the aging playwright who Oguntokun used as a muse for a play he wrote about the essayist's tangles with the military rulers who once governed Africa's most populous nation.