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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.

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.