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Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka
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BornAkinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka[1]
(1934-07-13) 13 July 1934 (age 84)
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
OccupationAuthor, poet, playwright
NationalityNigerian
Period1957–Present
GenreDrama, Novel, poetry
SubjectComparative literature
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
1986
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
2009

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká; born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature,[2] the first African to be honored in that category.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tyler Wasson; Gert H. Brieger (1 January 1987). Nobel Prize Winners: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1. The University of Michigan. p. 993. ISBN 9780824207564. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 Wole Soyinka". The Nobel Prize. Retrieved 10 December 2013.