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  1. Collected Plays: Volume 1 (Includes a Dance of the Forests/the Swamp Dwellers/the Strong Breed/the Road/the Bacchae of Euripides) by Wole Soyinka, 1973-10-22
  2. You Must Set Forth at Dawn: A Memoir by Wole Soyinka, 2007-03-13
  3. The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis (The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series) by Wole Soyinka, 1997-08-07
  4. The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness (The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series) by Wole Soyinka, 2000-02-17
  5. The Lion and the Jewel (Three Crowns Book) by Wole Soyinka, 1966-12-31
  6. Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka, 1989-10-23
  7. Death and the King's Horseman (Norton Critical Editions) by Wole Soyinka, 2002-11
  8. Climate of Fear: The Quest for Dignity in a Dehumanized World (Reith Lectures) by Wole Soyinka, 2005-01-25
  9. Collected Plays 2 by Wole Soyinka, 1975-01-09
  10. Myth, Literature and the African World (Canto) by Wole Soyinka, 1990-11-30
  11. Interpreters by Wole Soyinka, 1996-02-15
  12. The Poetry of Wole Soyinka by Tanure Ojaide, 2002-01-01
  13. Six Plays (The Master Playwrights) by Wole Soyinka, 1984-06
  14. Critical Perspective on Wole Soyinka (Critical Perspectives) by James Gibbs, 1980-05

1. Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria, which was then a British colony. The Soyinkas were members of the Yoruba tribe.
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Wole Soyinka (1934-) - in full Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka Nigerian playwright, poet, novelist, and critic, first black African who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Soyinka has been imprisoned several times for his criticism of the government. From the 1970s he has lived long periods in exile. Soyinka's plays range from comedy to tragedy, and from political satire to the theatre of the absurd. He has combined influences from Western traditions with African myth, legends and folklore, and such techniques as singing and drumming. "Soyinka probably would like to be recognized most especially as a dramatist and man of the theatre. He implied that much at the opening of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech (dedicated to Nelson Mandela) as he related back to a moment in the past, in his theatrical beginnings, to inform the crucial political situations of the present world order. This recognition would seem to be justified, considering his gamut of plays, but more especially so because in his drama can be located elements of his equally important literary forms..." ( Femi Euba in Postcolonial African Writers , ed. by Pushpa Naidu Parekh and Siga Fatima Jagne, 1998)

2. Wole Soyinka - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
In April 2007 Wole Soyinka called for the cancellation of the Presidential elections held two weeks earlier in his native Nigeria because of the widespread
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Ogun State Nigeria ... Nationality Nigerian Genres Drama Poetry Subjects Comparative literature Debut works The Swamp Dwellers and The Lion and the Jewel Influences Mythology of his own tribe the Yoruba Nobel Prize in Literature Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka (born 13 July ) is a Nigerian writer, poet and playwright. Some consider him Africa 's most distinguished playwright , as he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in , the first African since Albert Camus so honored. Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family, specifically, an Egba family in Abeokuta in . He received a primary school education in Abeokuta and attended secondary school at Government College, Ibadan . He then studied at the University College, Ibadan ) and the University of Leeds ) from which he received an honours degree in English Literature . He worked as a play reader at the Royal Court Theatre in London before returning to Nigeria to study African drama . He taught in the Universities of Lagos , Ibadan, and Ife (becoming Professor of Comparative Literature there in Soyinka has played an active role in Nigeria's political history. In

3. New York State Writers Institute - Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka, Nobel prizewinning playwright, poet, and novelist, is considered by many to be Africa s finest writer. Born in Nigeria, his work serves as a
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Wole Soyinka Nobel prize-winning playwright, poet, and novelist, is considered by many to be Africa's finest writer. Born in Nigeria, his work serves as a record of twentieth-century Africa's political turmoil and struggle to recocile tradition with modern culture. Soyinka has published over 40 works in a career that spans five decades including most recently Mandela's Earth and Other Poems Art, Dialogue, and Outrage Isara: A Voyage Around Essay (1989), and The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in 1954 at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, in 1973, he took his doctorate. During the six years spent in England, he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London 1958-1959. In 1960, he was awarded a Rockefeller bursary and returned to Nigeria to study African drama. At the same time, he taught drama and literature at various universities in Ibadan, Lagos, and Ife, where, since 1975, he has been professor of comparative literature. In 1960, he founded the theatre group, "The 1960 Masks" and in 1964, the "Orisun Theatre Company", in which he has produced his own plays and taken part as actor. He has periodically been visiting professor at the universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, and Yale.

4. Wole Soyinka - Wikipedia, Den Fria Encyklopedin
Wole Soyinka, eg. Akinwande Oluwole Wole Soyinka, är en nigeriansk författare född 13 juli 1934 i Abeokuta. Soyinka var den förste afrikan som fick
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5. Literary Encyclopedia: Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka’s career as a writer of drama, poetry, memoirs, novels and essays is dominated by a fierce adherence to human rights and the value of the

6. Wole Soyinka - Hutchinson Encyclopedia Article About Wole Soyinka
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Nigerian author and dramatist who founded a national theatre in Nigeria. His plays explore Yoruba myth, ritual, and culture, and later challenged his country's government. He was the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1986. His plays include Swamp Dwellers The Lion and the Jewel (1959), and A Dance of the Forests (1960), written as a tragic vision of Nigerian independence. Tragic inevitability is the theme of Madmen and Specialists (1970) and of Death and the King's Horseman (1976), but he has also written sharp satires, from The Jero Plays (1960 and 1973) to the indictment of African dictatorship in A Play of Giants (1984). His plays have also been produced in London, England, and New York City. A volume of poetry

7. Wole Soyinka - Poems, Biography, Quotes
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Women Poets ... Meaning of Names Wole Soyinka (1934 - present) Enlarge Picture View Wole Soyinka: Poems Quotes Biography Books Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in 1954 at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, in 1973, he took his doctorate. During the six years spent in England, he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London 1958-1959. In 1960, he was awarded a Rockefeller bursary and returned to Nigeria to study African drama. At the same time, he taught drama and literature .. Continue.. Some of Wole Soyinka Poems Dedication IN THE SMALL HOURS Civilian and Soldier View all Wole Soyinka Poems Quote from Author And gradually they're beginning to recognize the fact that there's nothing more secure than a democratic, accountable, and participatory form of government. But it's sunk in only theoretically, it has not yet sunk in completely in practical terms.

8. Educational Theory Of Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka s theory of education analyzed into eight factors.
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1. Theory of Value: What knowledge and skills is worthwhile leaming? What are the goals of educators? Society attaches great sense of value to members' freedom from oppressive leadership. Society values cultural identity as an instrument of self-determination. Members are valued for their individual commitment and contribution to the general welfare of the society. (D-p.500) There should be a reinstatement of the cultural. values authentic to a society, modified only by the demands of a contemporary world. (B-p.538) Members of the society must be totally free from government restrictions on individual's ability to think and act free from external oppression. (E-p.429) Society will value effort directed at the reconciliation of tradition with modernism and progress. (C-p.127) Educators should not teach socialism as a finalized formulation on which to close the doctrinaire door of orthodoxy. It is rather a growing science and thus, leaders of society have the obligation to modernize traditional structure of the society so as to make it meet the socialist aspirations for egalitarian objectives. (A-p.505) 2. Theory of Knowledge:

9. Soyinka
Wole Soyinka. The Open Sore of a Continent A Personal Narrative of the Nigerian Crisis. Wole Soyinka. The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness

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Biography The first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (in 1986), Wole Soyinka has established himself as one of the most compelling literary forces on the continent. Born in Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 1934, he is often regarded as a universal man: poet, playwright, novelist, critic, lecturer, teacher, actor, translator, politician, and publisher. Soyinka's writing "blends African with European cultural traditions, the high seriousness of modernist elite literature, and the topicality of African popular theater." His early poetry, which can be found in one of the first issues of Black Orpheus and in A Shuttle in the Crypt (1971), resulted from his imprisonment during the Nigerian Civil War. His powerful prison diary, The Man Died (1972) was published after his release. Soyinka is actively committed to social justice and he has been an outspoken, daring public figure deeply engaged in the main political issues of his country and Africa, and he has become a symbol for humane values throughout the continent. Soyinka's hallmark is his dramatic work: "His plays are shaped by myth and imagery and the narratives move back and forth in time. The events are powerful, the language filled with puns and witty wordplay, references, and allusions. Soyinka has an excellent sense of dramatic rhythm and visual theater." See

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The fact that Wole Soyinka has lived to write so much about the African experience is a miracle. Throughout his long and productive career, Soyinka’s
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The fact that Wole Soyinka has lived to write so much about the African experience is a miracle. Throughout his long and productive career, Soyinka’s politics have placed him in danger repeatedly. His upbringing reflected both African and Western influences, and the conflict and interaction between these two forces would occupy much of his writing, particularly in the play Death and the King's Horseman . Through drama, poetry, essays, and autobiographies, Soyinka has documented not only the struggles of his homeland of Nigeria but of the African continent as a whole. His works earned him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986, and he used the occasion to highlight the plight of fellow activist Nelson Mandela. Soyinka’s life has been so full of intrigue and accomplishment that he has published several memoirs in which the hardships of the African nation overlap with Soyinka’s own personal evolution.
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  • Soyinka was imprisoned for nearly two years during the Biafran Civil War in the late 1960s. A few years after his release, he published a book chronicling the experience titled
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    Wole Soyinka was born Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka in 1934. He studied at the University College of Ibadan, and then later at Leeds University in England. Soyinka

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    WOLE SOYINKA. Born on July 13, 1934 and educated in Ibadan, Nigeria, and Honours degree in Literature, Wole Soyinka has held Fellowship and Professorial
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    14. | The International Artist Database | Wole Soyinka
    Wole Soyinka, Nigeria’s foremost playwright, novelist and essayist, studied in England and worked at the Royal Court Theatre in London before setting out to

    15. Wole Soyinka - Biography
    Biography of the Nobel Literature Laureate 1986. With a lecture and list of writings.
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    During the civil war in Nigeria, Soyinka appealed in an article for cease-fire. For this he was arrested in 1967, accused of conspiring with the Biafra rebels, and was held as a political prisoner for 22 months untill 1969. Soyinka has published about 20 works: drama, novels and poetry. He writes in English and his literary language is marked by great scope and richness of words.
    As dramatist, Soyinka has been influenced by, among others, the Irish writer, J.M. Synge, but links up with the traditional popular African theatre with its combination of dance, music, and action. He bases his writing on the mythology of his own tribe-the Yoruba-with Ogun, the god of iron and war, at the centre. He wrote his first plays during his time in London, The Swamp Dwellers and The Lion and the Jewel (a light comedy), which were performed at Ibadan in 1958 and 1959 and were published in 1963. Later, satirical comedies are The Trial of Brother Jero (performed in 1960, publ. 1963) with its sequel

    16. Wole Soyinka Winner Of The 1986 Nobel Prize In Literature
    wole soyinka, a Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, at the Nobel Prize Internet Archive.
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      who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.
      Born: 1934
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    17. Conversation With Wole Soyinka - Cover Page
    Harry Kreisler interviews Nobel Laureate wole soyinka about writing, theater arts, and political activism.
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    This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas. Welcome to a Conversation with History. Our guest is Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. In an extraordinarily prolific and rich body of work including plays, novels, poems, and essays, Professor Soyinka draws on both Yoruba and western culture to exquisitely weave a subtle understanding of the tragedy and comedy of the human condition. As a human rights activist, he has been a courageous voice for justice, freedom, and the end of tyranny. He has risked his life again and again to articulate the moral principles that provide the foundation for human rights, both in his native Nigeria and around the world.
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  • 18. Wole Soyinka (1934- )
    Biography of Nigerian playwright wole soyinka, plus links to all of his works currently in print.
    Wole Soyinka (1981) as well as in Isara, a Voyage Around "Essay" Soyinka attended the University of Ibadan (1952-54) before earning a BA in English from the University of Leeds. From 1957 to 1959, he served as a script-reader, actor and director at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and while there, developed three experimental pieces with a company of actors he had brought together. Although African writers have traditionally viewed English, French, and other European languages as the tongue of the colonial power, the tool of stigma and imperialism, Soyinka made the decision to write in English in order to gain access to an international audience. In 1960, Soyinka returned to Nigeria and founded the 1960 Masks, a theatre company that would present his first major play, A Dance of the Forests , in which the spirit world and the living world clash over the future of a half-born child. Although A Dance of the Forests exhibits a fairly serious tone, much of Soyinka's early work satirized the absurdities of his society with a gently humorous and affectionate spirit. As the struggle for independence in his country turned sour, however, Soyinka's work began to take on a darker tone.

    19. Presidential Lectures: Wole Soyinka: Introduction
    Biography of Nigerian playwright wole soyinka.
    Soyinka recalls his father's world in (1989) and recounts his own early life in (1981), two of his several autobiographical books. ends in 1945 when Soyinka is eleven, with his induction into the protest movement that during the next decade won Nigeria's freedom from British rule. The political turbulence of these years framed Soyinka's adolescence and early adulthood, which he chronicles in his most recent autobiographical work, Ibadan, The Penkelemes Years, A Memoir: 1946-1965 The Swamp Dwellers and The Lion and the Jewel, and their successful staging in both London and Ibadan. In 1960 a Rockefeller research grant enabled Soyinka, now 26, to return to Nigeria. There he assembled his own acting company, produced a new play, A Dance of the Forests, and timed its opening to coincide with the country's official celebration of independence in October. Though Soyinka's return from England had been widely welcomed, A Dance of the Forests at once placed him at odds with Nigeria's newly installed leaders as well as with many of his fellow intellectuals. Thematically, the play presents a pageant of black Africa's "recurrent cycle of stupidities," a spectacle designed to remind citizens of the chronic dishonesty and abuse of power which colonialism had bred in generations of native politicians. Stylistically, A Dance of the Forests is a complex fusion of Yoruba festival traditions with European modernism. Hostility greeted the play from almost all quarters. Nigerian authorities were angered by Soyinka's suggestion of wide-spread corruption, leftists complained about the play's elitist aesthetics, and

    20. Wole Soyinka: An Overview
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