Wole Soyinka

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Nobel prize medal.svg Wole Soyinka
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Born Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka[1]
(1934-07-13) 13 Julie 1934 (age 85)
Abeokuta, Nigerie Pertectorate (nou Ogun State, Nigerie)
Thrift Author, poet, playwricht
Naitionality Nigerian
Period 1957–Present
Genre Drama, Novel, poetry
Subject Comparative leeteratur
Notable awairds Nobel Prize in Leeteratur
1986
Academy o Achievement Gowden Plate Awaird
2009

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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  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.