- Wo·le [woh-ley] /ˈwoʊ leɪ/, born 1934, Nigerian playwright, novelist, and poet: Nobel prize 1986.
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“What passes for democracy has been recognized as pure fraudulence,” Soyinka, the activist, says.The Nigerian Women Who Fight for Democracy
October 1, 2014
Soyinka, 31 years old, a gun in his pocket, slipped into the radio station, and stopped the announcement.
Nigeria declared war and Soyinka threw himself into efforts to prevent it.
The meeting, unsurprisingly, did not go as Soyinka had hoped.
His friend stares in astonishment at Soyinka, who seems unperturbed.
- Wole (ˈwoːle). born 1934, Nigerian dramatist, novelist, poet, and literary critic. His works include the plays The Strong Breed (1963), The Road (1965), and Kongi's Harvest (1966), the novel The Interpreters (1965), and the political essays The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness (1999); forced into exile by the military regime (1993–98). Nobel prize for literature 1986