Wole Soyinka

 
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Jonathan Jansen’s book, As by Fire: The End of the South African University, predicts an apocalyptic scenario, one that may well become...
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
‘For 30 years, I kept running’
When the preternaturally gifted Nigerian symbolist poet Harry Garuba burst on to the literary scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, few would have...
Another Nigerian star emerges
Another Nigerian star emerges
It is refreshing to behold a bright new voice in contemporary literature. Ayòbámi Adébáyò calls on the courage of her convictions to tackle...
Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
The first African to receive a Nobel prize for literature in 1986, Wole Soyinka built his name on biting political satires. As he turned 80 this...
Social justice calls for new thinking
Social justice calls for new thinking
In a country – and on a continent – where the people are fed up with poverty and poor service delivery, their anger constantly spilling...
The art of creating a trail of images
The art of creating a trail of images
A documentary about the life of French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, titled L’amour Fou and directed by Pierre Thoretton in...
Fela Kuti's cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria
Fela Kuti's cousin carries on a lonely struggle in Nigeria
The Nigerian woman with a famous last name is now 64 and could be home with her grandchildren, but she is here instead, at a dilapidated police...
Battlers of the pen and stage
Battlers of the pen and stage
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and renowned playwright Ariel Dorfman chat to Greg Homann about speaking truth to power
Myth of the man peeled away
Myth of the man peeled away
Wole Soyinka, the wisecracking writer with the grizzled hair, has lived a full, eventful life. He has been through it all and has travelled...
A perfect, riceless Xmas
A perfect, riceless Xmas
Earlier this year I drove from my home in central Connecticut to the quiescent country precincts of Annandale-on-Hudson to visit Nigerian author...
Celebrating literary lions
Celebrating literary lions
I randomly phoned five friends to find out if they knew about Africa's foremost playwright, Nigerian political activist and Nobel laureate Wole...

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