It is obvious that most authors reserve their views on certain issues for fear of vilification.
Should I stop reading works from Tom Clancy because he was American Republican? Even though my personal opinion is that there do seem to be a lot of jerks in his party?
Do I have the right to point out that Australia feels like General Sani Abacha’s Nigeria where journalists got raided all the time? Or better yet, should I admit I do think most people look good in heels but believe any government official who enforces it has taken his foot fetish a little too far?
I could go on and don’t let me get started on the differences between weather and climate; or the fact that we have many leaders today who prefer a stick to a rose.
My point is, we are authors and our success is partly based on ‘sellability’, true; however, we are also human and I personally believe it is entirely possible for us to have differences. If I don’t like it I ask you to leave or I do so myself.
To be honest, if our views are so conflicting that you end up making shirts to insult me or send armed ‘jerks’ to shoot at me or think a war wasn't cool enough, then we are way past the humane.
Yes mate, you are not human.
Number 1 rule, do unto others what you expect to be done to you
Dan Agbeje was born in Brisbane and followed his parents to Nigeria, where he spent most of his younger days. His first book, My Angel the Devil was published in 2017.