We, the people—our dignity and the constitution

Wole Soyinka

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The first hole that one of the legal luminaries o f Nigeria, Chief Rotimi Williams, picked in the present purported constitution of the nation, the bequest of the departing military regime, was its very appropriation of the familiar preamble to a constitution: ‘We, the people.’

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstitutionalism and Society in Africa
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351949378
ISBN (Print)9780754636403
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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