I was a supporter of the desire, in my section of Nigeria, to leave the federation because it was treated very badly with something that was called genocide in those days.
People from different parts of the world can respond to the same story if it says something to them about their own history and their own experience.
I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.
But I liked Yeats! That wild Irishman. I really loved his love of language, his flow. His chaotic ideas seemed to me just the right thing for a poet. Passion! He was always on the right side. He may be wrongheaded, but his heart was always on the right side. He wrote beautiful poetry.
M. Russell Ballard