Wole Soyinka is the first to win the Nobel Laureate prize in Africa
Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, Africa’s greatest literarist is 86 years old.
The great writer is known all over the world for his great written works.
The man is one of the first generation writers that Nigeria had, he is one of those still living.
Wole Soyinka has written over 60 literary works which includes plays, novels, poems, memoirs, autobiographies, and essays.
He has also produced 3 plays and has translated 2 Yoruba writings from the early period during the time of the first writers.
The writer was previously known to write in high esoteric language during the times when writing was still a newly invented process.
However, when Wole Soyinka achieved what he sought with his then writings, he began to write for the general populace and for contemporary reasons.
Wole Soyinka is celebrated around the world by fellow writers and readers alike.
Some of his works includes; “The Man Died,” “Death and the King’s Horseman,” “The Trials of Brother Jero,” “Madmen and Specialists,” “The Lion and the Jewel,” etc.
Nigerians have wonderful things to say about the writer:
The writer is also the brain behind several initiatives for the training of young African writers, one of such initiatives is the Wole Soyinka International Cultural Exchange.
The programme is one which sets the pace for young and up coming writers by engaging them in writing competitions and awarding them duly