There is only one home to the life of a river-mussel;
there is only one home to the life of a tortoise;
there is only one shell to the soul of man:
there is only one world to the spirit of our race.
If that world leaves its course and smashes on boulders of the great void,
whose world will give us shelter?
Death and the King’s Horseman (1975) by Wole Soyinka