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Wole Soyinka Nobel Prize Winner Literature

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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (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.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...
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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka
Chinua Achebe Novelist, poet & activist Literature

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Chinua Achebe RIP (16/11/1930 - 21/03/2013)
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions...
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Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe RIP
Wole Soyinka
Nobel Prize Winner Category: Literature

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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (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.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...
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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka
Chinua Achebe
Novelist, poet & activist Category: Literature

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Chinua Achebe (16/11/1930 - 21/03/2013)
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions...
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Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe RIP
Wole Soyinka
Nobel Prize Winner Category: Literature

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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka (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.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...
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Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka
Chinua Achebe
Novelist, poet & activist Category: Literature

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Chinua Achebe (16/11/1930 - 21/03/2013)
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.Raised by his parents in the Igbo town of Ogidi in southeastern Nigeria, Achebe excelled at school and won a scholarship for undergraduate studies. He became fascinated with world religions...
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Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe RIP
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