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Wole Soyinka. by Gerald Moore

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Published by Africana Pub. Corp. in New York .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Soyinka, Wole -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Nigeria -- In literature

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 103-104.

SeriesModern African writers
LC ClassificationsPR9387.9.S6 Z775 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 114 p.
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5104081M
ISBN 100841900957
LC Control Number74176321

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Wole Soyinka (wō´lā shôyĬng´kə), –, Nigerian playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, and political activist, born Akinwande Oluwole ed at the universities of Ibadan and Leeds, England, and at London's Royal Court Theatre, he writes in English, fusing Western and Yoruba traditions. In Nigeria, he founded the Masks amateur theater company and the . "Of Africa is an intellectually robust, book-length essay that attempts to unravel the paradoxes and contradictions plaguing Nigeria and, by extension, Africa Soyinka’s motivation for writing Of Africa was his search for an African humanism that could counter the deadly consequences of religious fanaticism.4/4(1).   Gbenga Adeniji and Olaleye Aluko. Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from struggling to restore Nigeria to the path of sanity and moderate.   W hen the Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka fled Nigeria in , and was sentenced to death in absentia by the military regime of Sani Abacha in , he likened the "liminal but dynamic" state of the Author: Maya Jaggi.