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, the first African to be honored in that category.
|Born||Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka|
13 July 1934
Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)
|Occupation||Author, poet, playwright|
|Genres||Drama, Novel, poetry|
|Notable award(s)||Nobel Prize in Literature |
Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award
- 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.
- "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1986 Wole Soyinka". The Nobel Prize. Retrieved 10 December 2013.