Literary critic, Ikhide Ikheloa, has shared his thoughts on the trending discussion about churches in the country.
According to the critic, if African altar boys opened up on the sexual abuses they suffered in Catholic Church and decide to sue, the church would go bankrupt.
Posting on Facebook, he wrote:
Nigeria. COZA is a crude version of the Catholic Church of my childhood in Nigeria. Let’s just say I survived the Catholic Church. And the notion that the priests and nuns of my nightmares are luxuriating in heaven, informs my deep desire to not make heaven with our abusers and oppressors. I’d rather burn in hell with Fela and Christopher Okigbo than share space with these myrmidons of our darkness.
If African altar boys talked about the sexual abuse they suffered in the hands of Catholic priests, and sued, the Catholic Church would go bankrupt. The Catholic church is lucky, Africans don’t like to talk about these things. Taboo.?