reading this essay I can clearly see how the body react to long term fasting while vividly. It is very strange why he would do such a thing but he has depicted an image in a well constructed essay. Soyinka begins with a question that fascinates him. He doesn’t feel required to immediately answer the question in the second paragraph. Rather, he takes time to consider his own inclination to believe that there is a connection between fasting and sensuality. The essay ends,not on a restatement of his thesis but on yet another question that arises, were these new kingdoms which that sage hermit sought, the kingdom’s of nothing?
1.Have you connected to this essay in any way?if so how?
2.what idea/claim made by soyinka did you think is true?