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Wole Soyinka
  • Name: Wole Soyinka
  • Born: 07/13/1934 (86 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, poet, playwright

Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Yoruba: Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyíinká; born 13 July 1934), known as Wole Soyinka (pronounced[wɔlé ʃójĩnká]), is a Nigerian playwright, poet and essayist. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first black African to be honoured in that category.

Birth Name: title = Nobel Prize Winners: An H.W. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1, author1 = Tyler Wasson, author2 = Gert H. Brieger, publisher = The University of Michigan, U.S.A, page = 993, url = https://books.google.com/?id=hpQYAAAAIAAJ&dq=born+Oluwole+Babatunde+Akinwande+Soyinka, date = 1 January 1987, access-date = 4 December 2014, isbn = 9780824207564

Awards: Nobel Prize in Literature, 1986awd, Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award, 2009

Genre: Drama, novel, poetry

Birth Place: Abeokuta, Nigeria Protectorate (now Ogun State, Nigeria)

Source: Wikipedia

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