Maybe I’m just nostalgic for the days when the NFL was ruled by guys like LaDainian Tomlinson and Priest Holmes; maybe I’m just panicking about how bad the NFL has been at finding and cultivating young stars lately, but I would love to see Hunt become a star running back. The NFL needs all the interesting and enjoyable players it can get right now—as fun as last night’s game was, injuries to Eric Berry, Danny Amendola, and Dont’a Hightower were a grim reminder of just how tenuous stardom can be—and Hunt, for one night at least, fit the bill.
Despite troubles at home, Soyinka’s reputation in the outside world had never been greater. In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first African author to be so honored. The Swedish Academy cited the “sparkling vitality” and “moral stature” of his work and praised him as one “who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.” When Soyinka received his award from the King of Sweden in the ceremony in Stockholm, he took the opportunity to focus the world’s attention on the continuing injustice of white rule in South Africa. Rather than dwelling on his own work, or the difficulties of his own country, he dedicated his prize to the imprisoned South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. His next book of verse was called Mandela’s Earth and Other Poems . He followed this with two more plays, From Zia with Love and The Beatification of Area Boy , along with a second collection of essays, Art, Dialogue and Outrage . He continued his autobiography with Isara: A Voyage Around Essay , centering on his memories of his father . “Essay” Soyinka, and Ibadan, The Penkelemes Years .
HI Ilknur, Thank you so much for your comment & thank you for reading. I hope the recipes don’t disappoint. Wishing you a Ramadan Kareem.