Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akinwándé Oluwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyinká, pronounced [wɔlé ʃójĩká]; born 13 July 1934) is a Nigerie playwricht an poet. He wis awairdit the 1986 Nobel Prize in Leeteratur,[2] the first African tae be honored in that category.

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BornAkinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka[1]
(1934-07-13) 13 Julie 1934 (age 86)
Abeokuta, Nigerie Pertectorate (nou Ogun State, Nigerie)
ThriftAuthor, poet, playwricht
NaitionalityNigerian
Period1957–Present
GenreDrama, Novel, poetry
SubjectComparative leeteratur
Notable awairdsNobel Prize in Leeteratur
1986
Academy o Achievement Gowden Plate Awaird
2009

ReferencesEedit

  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.