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Wole Soyinka

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The very first African to win the Nobel Award for Books, he wrote A Dance from the Forests as well as the poetry collection The Ballad from the Landlord. He gained several awards for his composing while at Abẹokuta Sentence structure School and examined at University University in Ibadan from 1952-54. He was imprisoned for 22 a few months throughout a civil battle in Nigeria and composed a significant quantity of materials criticizing the Nigerian federal government during that period. His dad Samuel was an Anglican minister. He wedded Folake Doherty-Soyinka in 1989 and he provides five kids. He devoted his Nobel Award to South African freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela in his approval talk in 1986.

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Full Name Wole Soyinka
Date Of Birth July 13, 1934
Place Of Birth Abeokuta, Nigeria
Profession Playwright
Education University of Ibadan
Nationality Nigerian
Spouse Folake Doherty-Soyinka
Children Olaokun Soyinka, Peyibomi Soyinka-Airewele, Iyetade Apampa, Makin Soyinka, Moremi Soyinka-Onijala
Parents Grace Eniola Soyinka, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka
Awards Nobel Prize in Literature, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
Nominations Neustadt International Prize for Literature
Movies Kongi's Harvest, Shout Gladi Gladi
Star Sign Cancer

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kongi's Harvest1970play / screenplay
Joshua: A Nigerian Portrait1963TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kongi's Harvest1970President Kongi

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shout Gladi Gladi2015Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shout Gladi Gladi2015DocumentaryInterviewee
Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me2013DocumentaryHimself, author
Invitation to World Literature2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Na plovárne2006TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2006TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2006TV SeriesHimself
Un siècle d'écrivains1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Un dieu au bord de la route1994DocumentaryNarrator
Aquarius1971TV SeriesHimself

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Archive Footage

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God Is African2003Himself

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