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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.


(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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Professor Wole Soyinka, Nigeria's Nobel Laureate, at the unveiling of an art gallery in Badagry warned Nigerians not to believe everything they read on the social media and sometimes even in conventional media.
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.
'You mentioned the name of Professor Wole Soyinka. Some of these critics of government are people whom we have great respect and admiration for.
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.
Among the writers are Nigeria's Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe; Egypt's Naguib Mahfouz; Kenya's Ngugi wa Thiong'o; South Africa's Nadine Gordimer and J.
The honorees include Mouna Noureddine from Tunisia, Abdel Aziz Meherzi from Tunisia, Syrian veteran actor Assaad Feddah, Moroccan playwright Hassan el-Miniai, Algerian actor Sid Ahmed Agoumi, Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka, Iraqi artist Sami Abdel Hamid and last but not least veteran actor Abdel Rahman Abou Zahra from Egypt.
The most prominent thinkers, who challenged the Western assertion that colonialism was crucial to the development of agrarian and tribal societies of Asia and Africa, include the likes of Gayatri Spivak, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
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.
class="MsoNormalNobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, regional and global politicians, artists, activists and lawyers on Wednesday joined the #FreeBobiWine campaign calling for the release of the Kyadondo East MP.
The hotel once had strong literary connections with the Welsh bards, Wole Soyinka the first African Nobel Prize for literature winner and the civil rights activist Michael X.
Nigerian Noble Prize winning playwright and poet Wole Soyinka said he was worried Trump's "America first" attitude he displayed throughout his campaign could translate into a foreign policy driven by isolationist concerns.
He considers sexual identity and roots in mangrove literature in French from the Caribbean, African novels written in English, Sephardic writing from North Africa, Jewish American music, films of the Armenian diaspora, and southern novels about North Carolina, with discussion of works by Alex Haley, Sapho, Steve Reich, Atom Egoyan, Ken Bugul, Mariama Be, Ama Ata, Wole Soyinka, Thomas Wolfe, and Jim Grimsley.