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 (shô-yĭng′kə), Wole Born 1934.
Nigerian writer known for his important contributions to the development of Nigerian theater and literature. His plays include A Dance of the Forests (1960) and A Play of Giants (1984). Soyinka won the 1986 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Biography) Wole (ˈwoːle). born 1934, Nigerian dramatist, novelist, poet, and literary critic. His works include the plays The Strong Breed (1963), The Road (1965), and Kongi's Harvest (1966), the novel The Interpreters (1965), and the political essays The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness (1999); forced into exile by the military regime (1993–98). Nobel prize for literature 1986
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Wole, born 1934, Nigerian playwright, novelist, and poet: Nobel Prize 1986.
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Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has asked the Federal Government and the security agencies to stop trying to muzzle Nigerians anytime they come together to exchange ideas.
The group comprising scholars and intellectuals mainly of Yoruba origin honoured Professor Wole Soyinka, who clocked 85 in July, alongside Fagunwa with another conference themed 'Wole Soyinka, D.O.
Wole Soyinka being a 'blackmailer', over the Nobel Laureate's statement of the Buhari-led administration behaving like Abacha by arresting Omoyele Sowore.
Goodman Theatre in Chicago wraps up its run of The Road, written and directed by Nigerian dramatist Wole Soyinka. This production, which marks the U.S.
So, as Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel laureate, said recently, "Americans have a right to lament their choice in the last election", and I, this African from Ghana, say the Americans don't deserve our help in their lament.
class="MsoNormalIn fact, Achebe's contemporary, the Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, put it even more succinctly.
It is, in effect, an ersatz form of religion for a secular age, countering its vulgarity with a higher wisdom" (1) Wole Soyinka, who is considered worldwide as the fountainhead of the African tragic thought, fashioned a modern theory of a Yoruba African tragedy in retrieving the old forms of knowledge that the gods and the traditional African mythopoeia represented and inserted them as he sees apt to dramatize about a modern changing age.
NNA - Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, delivered the Anis Makdisi Memorial Lecture at the American University of Beirut (AUB), entitled "Oh-oh, fables sweeter than facts: history, culture and revisionism." Introducing the guest, AUB President Dr.
Lawyer Lempa Soyinka on Friday said the process violates the law.
David Oyelowo as Harold Soyinka Brit actor David Oyelowo plays Harold, a put-upon employee of a US pharmaceutical firm who is kidnapped while working in Mexico.
Shakespeare's plays stand as powerful examples of the simultaneous appeal to the local and the global: though he most immediately wrote for his local audiences in sixteenth-century London, his choice of subject matter often takes on an international and even global scope, and his representations of what to his immediate audience/readership would be considered exotic and unfamiliar have inspired numerous responses from a global and/or postcolonial perspective, by authors such as Wole Soyinka and many others.