Wole Soyinka





Wole Soyinka

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

gender
male

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influences
Yoruba mythology, Eugene O'Neil


About this author

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 · 5,258 ratings · 427 reviews · 94 distinct works · Similar authors
Death and the King's Horsem...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,647 ratings — published 1975 — 18 editions
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Aké: The Years of Childhood
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 855 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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The Lion and the Jewel
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 637 ratings — published 1962 — 4 editions
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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The Interpreters
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 1965 — 13 editions
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The Man Died: Prison Notes ...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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The Trials of Brother Jero ...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1998
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Collected Plays 2 {The Lion...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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Climate of Fear: The Quest ...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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Collected Plays: Volume 1: ...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1973
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“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.”
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“Romance is the sweetening of the soul
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Wole Soyinka, The Lion and the Jewel

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