Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka
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Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, notable especially as a playwright and poet; he was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first person in Africa to be so honoured.

Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta. After study in Nigeria and the UK, he worked with the Royal Court Theatre in London. He went on to write plays that were produced in both countries, in theatres and on radio. He took an active role in Nigeria's political history and its struggle for independence from Great Britain. In 1965, he seized the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service studio and broadcast a demand for the cancellation of the Western Nigeria Regional ... more »

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  • Nunyi Wana(7/14/2019 9:49:00 AM)

    I will analize His poem as my project

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  • Soba blessing(6/28/2019 9:24:00 AM)

    I need the poem by wole soyinka

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  • Rafiu Ayinla(2/4/2019 2:26:00 PM)

    What a nice poem

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  • Linda(1/5/2019 12:04:00 PM)

    i need the poem Africa by wole soyinka

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  • Boluwatife(11/5/2018 3:50:00 AM)

    What A Nice peom wow

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  • becky(10/11/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    What a nice poem

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  • justin monene(10/5/2018 6:47:00 AM)

    what a nice piece... we cherish you soyinka

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  • Abdullahi Khalid(8/26/2018 1:37:00 AM)

    Whole Soyinka on Nigeria politics

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  • Caerus(8/1/2018 6:51:00 AM)

    Does anyone know of a poem by him that contains the line, 'My feet newly sequestered from the land? '
    Thanks.

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  • Komolafe, Adetunji Emmanuel(5/2/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    Sir, what do Abiku, Telephone conversation, Idanre and other poems, I think it rains, season, Post Mortem, Requiem, Death in the dawn, Hamlet, Night, To my first white hair have in common?

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Best Poem of Wole Soyinka

Telephone Conversation

The price seemed reasonable, location
Indifferent. The landlady swore she lived
Off premises. Nothing remained
But self-confession. 'Madam' , I warned,
'I hate a wasted journey - I am African.'
Silence. Silenced transmission of pressurized good-breeding. Voice, when it came,
Lipstick coated, long gold-rolled
Cigarette-holder pipped. Caught I was, foully.
'HOW DARK?'...I had not misheard....'ARE YOU LIGHT OR VERY DARK?' Button B. Button A. Stench
Of rancid breath of public hide-and-speak.
Red booth. Red pillar-box. Red double-tiered
Omnibus squelching tar.
It...

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