Wole Soyinka





Wole Soyinka


Born
in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
July 13, 1934

Genre

Influences
Yoruba mythology, Eugene O'Neil


Awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work that "in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence."

Average rating: 3.81 · 7,121 ratings · 588 reviews · 107 distinct works · Similar authors
Death and the King's Horsem...

3.73 avg rating — 2,207 ratings — published 1975 — 22 editions
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Aké: The Years of Childhood

3.89 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 1981 — 24 editions
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The Lion and the Jewel

3.80 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn

3.95 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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The Interpreters

3.55 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1965 — 16 editions
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The Man Died: Prison Notes ...

3.94 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1972 — 12 editions
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The Trials of Brother Jero ...

3.88 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1998
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Collected Plays 2 {The Lion...

3.95 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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Collected Plays: Volume 1: ...

3.95 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1973
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Climate of Fear: The Quest ...

3.56 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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